The Q&A Archives: Narrow Leaf Buckhorn

Question: Wanting to know what narrow leaf buckhorn looks like in deciduous state. Are there any notable qualities in winter season? In full leaf it is beautiful

Answer: The buckthorns share a very distinctive winter appearance having naked, hairy terminal buds and gracefully curving, or arched, twigs with closely-spaced, prominent leaf scars that give the twigs a warty or bumpy silhouette. Cutting a branch of either species exposes a yellow sapwood and a pinkish to orange heartwood.

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