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Buckthorn, Alder

Rhamnus alnus, Rhamnus frangula

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OldMuzzle, CC BY-SA 3.0

  • Root Type/Plant Size

    Bare Root Transplant, 60-90cm (2-3ft) (In Stock (Last Few Days))

  • £2.49
Size / Type Price per item for
1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Tr 60-90cm
£2.49
£1.99
£1.84
£1.60
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Tr = Bare Root Transplant

    All prices include VAT at 20%.

Large, bushy, native, deciduous shrub with glossy, dark green leaves, paler beneath, which turn red in autumn. Clusters of tiny green flowers, which are attractive to bees, appear early to late summer. Attractive 12mm (0.5 inch) wide bunches of red fruits, which turn black in autumn. These, 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 4 x 2.4m (13 x 8ft).

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Buckthorn, Alder is available as:

Tr = Bare Root Transplant

Bare-Root Plants (Transplants)

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Transplanted plants have been lifted from the ground and replanted. This encourages a better fibrous root system and makes the plant stronger and bushier.

Availability

Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

    • SKU
      BUCA
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • Native
      Yes
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
      Deciduous
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      4m (13ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      45cm (1.5ft)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Bare Root Transplant, 60-90cm (2-3ft)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Bare Root