FINE LINE® Improved

Fern Leaf Buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula



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

Just like the original, Fine Line® Improved Rhamnus is a stellar landscape plant that combines form, texture, and function - but it's even better! That's thanks to its substantially improved habit with tight, dense branching from the ground to the top. That makes it even more effective in decorative containers, as a specimen, and especially as a narrow hedge. 

USDA Zone 2 - 7 (-50°F/-45°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 5' - 7'

Width 2'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late spring

Flower Color Yellow

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.