Rhamnus frangula
  • Rhamnus frangula

Rhamnus frangula

£9.50

(Alder Buckthorn) One of the few plants in our garden on which we are delighted to find caterpillars since it is the most important host plant to the Brimstone butterfly.

Supplied Size: 3 or 4L pots (40 - 60 cm tall)

Quantity
In Stock

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One of the few plants in our garden on which we are delighted to find caterpillars since it is the most important host plant to the Brimstone butterfly. A very hardy, large shrub with dark green leaves and small red fruit, the wood makes the finest charcoal for the manufacture of gunpowder!

Excellent garden shrub for attracting wildlife and can be planted as a hedge if required.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Will tolerate damp (but not waterlogged) conditions.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
  • Habit: Rhamnus frangula grows to be a large branching shrub.
    • Height: 4 m (13 ft).
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft).

2017-01-01

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Special: Windy & Exposed
Special Features
Fruit - Ornamental, Good for Wildlife (Insects including bees & butterflies), Honey Fungus Resistant, Screening/Hedge, Good for Wildlife (Birds)

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