Buckthorn - Fern-leaf

Rhamnus frangula

'Ron Williams'

USPP 14,791

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

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)

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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.