Rhamnus frangula--Glossy Buckthorn

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Rhamnus frangula--Glossy Buckthorn

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The best growing area is in sun or partial shade. The shrub has no particular soil preference, transplants well and has a moderate growth rate. The mature height is 8 to 12 feet, with a spread of 6 to 10 feet. The fruits are red, then black but not especially ornamental.

Two cultivars are listed: 'asplenifolia'--leaves cut, rounded; 'columnaris'(Tallhedge Buckthorn)--narrow, upright, useful for screens, requires little shearing.

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