PlantsFrangula→Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus subsp. alnus Fine Line®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Fine Line®
Cultivar name: 'Ron Williams'
Common names:
Give a thumbs up Alder Buckthorn
Give a thumbs up Fern Leaf Buckthorn

Botanical names:
Frangula alnus subsp. alnus Accepted
Rhamnus frangula Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 5 - 7 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Oct 2, 2011 4:19 AM

Considered invasive in some areas, however, mine has never produced a sucker and is very well behaved. Mine is quite a bit larger than its supposed to be - approx. 10 feet tall x 6 feet wide. It has beautiful foliage, small serrated leaves, very pretty. The flowers are insignificant, but they look similar to babies breath flowers. One of my favorite shrubs.

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