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Rhamnus alnus, Rhamnus frangula

Suitable for any normal soil and position and the following 
Ultimate Height13ft (4m)Exposed/WindyNo
  Damp ShadeNo
Av. Growth/Year*1.5ft (45cm)Dry ShadeNo
Wet SitesYes
NativeYesCoastal AreasNo
EvergreenNoChalky SoilNo

Av. Growth/Year* = Average growth per year in first 10-20 years, click here for more details.
Warning: Some parts of this plant may cause a skin irritation and are poisonous.

BUCKTHORN, ALDER (Rhamnus alnus) (Rhamnus frangula)
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A large, bushy, native, deciduous shrub with glossy, dark green leaves, paler beneath, which turn red in autumn. Clusters of tiny green flowers in early to late summer. When bearing the half inch wide bunches of red fruits, which turn black in autumn, this shrub is very attractive. The fruits, though toxic to us, provide good food for birds. Any soil but likes marshy acidic ground. Its startling lemon-yellow timber, once provided the finest charcoal for gunpowder. The bitter sap is an irritant.
SHRUB 13ft x 8ft (4m x 2.4m).

 Price per plant forAvailability
 Tr 2-3ft
2.291.791.661.44 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.

Tr = Transplanted, click here for more details.

We can only sell bare-rooted plants when they are dormant. This is later this year than normal due to the mild weather.

All prices include VAT where applicable.

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