Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 4-20 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

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May Plants for Honey BeesMay Plants for Honey Bees
May 11, 2012

May is the month when late spring blooms are going strong and early summer blooms are getting ready to show off. The living is good for honey bees.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 9, 2012 5:24 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is This A Shrub or Weed? by krwshl Aug 28, 2019 1:12 PM 11
Bush or small tree id please by mozart007 Aug 8, 2019 1:17 PM 2
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Plant ID please by gross4160 Jun 29, 2019 5:11 AM 6
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Bush ID Please! by MaryM22 Jun 4, 2018 9:47 AM 2
ID Fragrant Tree in Michigan by LindaA4 May 27, 2018 6:34 AM 2
What's This Tree/Shrub? by Raddyl Jan 27, 2018 8:55 PM 7
Would like help IDing this. by chewycwook Sep 24, 2016 10:50 AM 11

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