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BUCKTHORN, COMMON OR PURGING
Rhamnus cathartica

Suitable for any normal soil and position and the following 
Ultimate Height15ft (4.6m)Exposed/WindyNo
  Damp ShadeNo
Av. Growth/Year*1ft (30cm)Dry ShadeNo
Wet SitesNo
NativeYesCoastal AreasYes
EvergreenNoChalky SoilYes
 

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, COMMON OR PURGING (Rhamnus cathartica)
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Mature fruits in a native hedgerow

A large, dense, native deciduous shrub or small tree with spiny branches, which are attractive in autumn when laden with masses of shining red fruits that mature to black. The yellowish-green flowers borne in May attract Brimstone butterflies. Its glossy dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn. Tolerant of chalky soil.
SHRUB 15ft x 12ft (4.6m x 3.7m).

 Price per plant forAvailability
1+5+50+250+
 Tr 2-3ft
60-90cm
1.991.491.381.19 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. Orders for bare-rooted plants will be sent when the plants are dormant again (depending on the weather this is normally in November). We still have a wide range of pot grown and cell grown plants available for despatch or collection.

We don't charge your credit card for goods until they are about to be despatched. Orders received before October will be charged at this season's prices. We process orders on a first come, first served basis so to get your plants as early as possible please place your order now.


The Garden Centre is currently open 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday - Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday, for more information see www.buckinghamgardencentre.co.uk.

Where possible please contact us by email as we have reduced number of staff available to answer phone calls. The mail order office is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Bare-rooted plants (marked br or tr) can only be sent when they are dormant (November March).

All prices include VAT where applicable.

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