Fernleaf Buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula ‘Asplenifolia’
Size: #5
10-12 feet high x 6-10 feet wide
Open spreading
Zone 4
Full Sun

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Not available for the Early Order Sale

This is a low-branching vase shaped shrub, which lends a lacy, fern like fine texture to the landscape with its linear leaves that have a very undulating margin. This is a standout amongst buckthorns and quite resilient to our conditions. Attractive red summer berries turn black as they mature—a real bird attractant! Removing the lower branches turns this plant into an outstanding small multi-stemmed thornless specimen. Several customers saw this buckthorn as an excellent replacement for Japanese Maples which can’t handle our conditions. Best use is as an accent or specimen plant. Yellow autumn color.

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