FINE LINE®

Buckthorn - Fern-leaf

Rhamnus frangula

'Ron Williams'

USPP 14,791

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  • Unique texture
  • Versatile, space-saving habit
  • Non-invasive
Description

Narrow, upright form. A very versatile landscape plant, Fine Line® rhamnus combines the feathery foliage of 'Asplenifolia' with the narrow upright habit of 'Columnaris.' This cultivar produces very few fruit, and even fewer actual seeds. Germination has been shown to be extremely low, and as such, many states that have banned rhamnus from the trade have made an exemption for this fine, in-demand selection. Now, Frangula alnus is considered the correct scientific name.

Awards
Silver Medal Royal Boskoop Horticulture Society; MOBOT Tried and True
USDA Zone
2 - 7 (-50°F/-45°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
5 - 7'
Width
2 - 4'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Adaptable to any well-drained soil.

Pruning

Little pruning is typically required. However, plant can be trimmed to stay within desired parameters in spring, after the first spurt of new growth.

Uses

Hedges; screening; specimen; containers; mixed borders; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips

Small green flowers in early summer are not particularly ornamental but do attract pollinators.