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A picture of a Thorny Turkey-Berry

Thorny Turkey-Berry

Canthium spinosum

Also known as

Coastal Turkey-Berry, Coastal Canthium, Thorny Rock-Alder

Full Sun
Easy care


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Thorny Turkey-Berry

Canthium spinosum, pale grey bark. (Geoff Nichols)
Canthium spinosum, paired spines. (Geoff Nichols)
Canthium spinosum, flowers. (Geoff Nichols)
Canthium spinosum, fruits. (Geoff Nichols)
Canthium spinosum (Geoff Nichols)

Thorny Turkey-Berry Overview

A shrub or small tree with spiny branches, pale grey bark and edible berries that are also popular with birds. It makes an excellent hedge, and the wood is yellow, fine grained and heavy.

Special features of Thorny Turkey-Berry

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Thorny Turkey-Berry

Other uses