Glossy Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn, Fernleaf Buckthorn, Tallhedge Buckthorn
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium to fastMature 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-SeptemberLeaf - Fall Color - Greenish-yellow to yellowBark - 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.