Narrow Leaf Buckthorn
Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||RAM-nus FRANG-u-la|
|Lore||The species Rhamnus frangula has naturalized in the eastern United States and may threaten native vegetation in the wetlands.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late spring|
|Design Ideas||With 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.|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||For the wildlife garden, plant this with other berry shrubs such as Dwarf Cranberry Bush Viburnum (Viburnum trilobum 'Compactum') and Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia aquifolium). In its shade, include the green and white foliage of Francee Plantain Lily (Hosta x 'Francee') or Variegated Plantain Lily (Hosta undulata 'Variegata').|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8