Frangula alnus 'Asplenifolia'

Glossy Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn, Fernleaf Buckthorn, Tallhedge Buckthorn

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium to fast
Mature Height - 10-12'
Mature Width - 8-12'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Perfect flower, creamy green color, parts in five, not showy, appears May.
Fruit - Berrylike drupes, 0.25-0.33 across, color red-purple-black, July-September
Leaf -
Fall Color - Greenish-yellow to yellow
Bark -
Other Features - INVASIVE. Species is basically worthless for landscape considerations. Cultivars offer some hope.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplants well, plant in sun or shade in well drained soil.
Native Habitat - Zones 3-7, native to Europe, Western Asia and North Africa.
Diseases and Insects - Some stem cankers. No serious problems.
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Buckthorn.
- Other plants of the family Rhamnaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Frangula.
- Other plants of the species Frangula alnus.