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Buckthorn

Rhamnus


Description:
A short tree or large shrub to add a ferny texture to the landscape.   The black and red fruits in fall are often eaten by birds.  This plant can become invasive. (Fine Line®  is not considered invasive and produces very few, if any, fruits)


Common Name: Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn, Fernleaf Buckthorn
Botanical Name: Rhamnus
Type: Deciduous tree or shrub
Growth Rate: Slow to average
Soil Preference: Tolerates drought and dry soils and will grow in well-drained, loamy, sandy or clay soils with a pH of acidic to alkaline.
Light Requirements: Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Attributes: Ferny texture
Pests: None serious
Diseases: Leaf spot, twig canker
Care: Fertilize with Plant-tone, Holly-tone as recommended.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

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Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia'
Alder Buckthorn, Fernleaf Buckthorn
zones 3a-7b
 
Description:  The very fine texture offers an almost ferny texture to the landscape.  The black and red fruits in fall are edible by birds.
Bloom Color: Yellow (inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green, yellow fall color
Height: 10-15'
Spread: 6-12'
 

 


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Rhamnus frangula 'Fine Line'®
Fine Line Buckthorn
zones 2-7
 
Description:  A great new landscape plant, FINE LINE® combines the feathery foliage of ‘Aspenifolia’ with the narrow upright habit of ‘Columnaris.’ Use FINE LINE® in narrow hedgerows for privacy, as an accent plant, or even in a patio container. It’s a great vertical accent for the perennial garden, and the narrow habit is perfect for framing entrances. This is an extremely useful, architectural plant for the home or commercial landscape. This cultivar produces very few fruit, none of which have been shown to be viable. FINE LINE® is a responsible and environmentally friendly replacement for weedy, older varieties.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 5-7'
Spread: 2-3'
 

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