Close up of blue-green Rhamnus Argenteovariegata foliage with ivory margins Sea of variegated Rhamnus Argenteovariegata in greenhouse

‘Argenteovariegata’

Buckthorn - Italian

Rhamnus alaternus

'Argenteovariegata'

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Close up of blue-green Rhamnus Argenteovariegata foliage with ivory margins Sea of variegated Rhamnus Argenteovariegata in greenhouse
  • Variegated foliage
  • Versatile habit
  • Heat tolerant
Description

Infinitely versatile! Mediterranean native Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' offers nearly unlimited options for warm climate landscapes. It can be left to grow as a large, rounded shrub, or trained into nearly any shape you can imagine: pillars, lollipops, bricks, columns, you name it. Up close, foliage is blue-green in the center with an ivory margin; from afar, the effect is entirely silvery. Orange spring flowers and red fruit provide extra color.

USDA Zone 7 - 9 (5°F/-15°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 12 - 14'

Width 12 - 14'

Finish Time .5 season

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Orange

Foliage Color Variegated

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Any well-drained, even dry, soil will do.

Pruning Can be pruned as desired and kept to nearly any size and width. Blooms on old wood, but foliage/form may be more important than blooming, depending on application.

Uses Specimen; topiary; hedging; herb gardens; formal shaping.

Growing Tips Best color will be in full sun sites in most climates. Height and width are estimated based on plant's potential; it can be shaped and trained as desired.