Narrow Leaf Buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia'

Add a unique, ferny texture to the garden with this uncommon deciduous shrub. Its very narrow leaves create a fine textured appearance. Summer berries attract birds to the garden.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationRAM-nus FRANG-u-la
LoreThe species Rhamnus frangula has naturalized in the eastern United States and may threaten native vegetation in the wetlands.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring
Design IdeasWith its upright growth and spreading branches, this shrub makes a fine hedge or screen. Use to create privacy around urban outdoor living areas or spa. Divides homesites in front yard or sideyard where screening from unsightly adjacent land uses is important. Makes an interesting background for high contrast specimen plants, fountains and garden art.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

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