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Fine Line® Buckthorn Rhamnus frangula

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
84" 36"
Height
60 - 84"
Spread
24 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    Wonderful texture and a narrow form combine in a tough, adaptable plant.

    A great landscape plant, Fine Line buckthorn combines the feathery foliage of 'Asplenifolia' with the narrow upright habit of 'Columnaris.' Use Fine Line in narrow hedgerows for privacy, as an accent plant, or even in a patio container. It's a great vertical accent for the perennial garden, and the narrow habit is perfect for framing entrances. This is an extremely useful, architectural plant for the home or commercial landscape. This cultivar produces very few fruit, and among those, only 2% are viable. Fine Line Rhamnus is an environmentally friendly replacement for weedy, older varieties.

    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 84 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Green
    Flower Shade: 
    not significant
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Great for a wide range of uses including narrow hedges or screens, accent specimen, patio planters, and combination planters. Good in perennial and shrub borders. Can be used to frame doors and pathways.

    PLEASE NOTE: Fine Line® Rhamnus is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of CT, IA IL, MA, ME, MN, NH, NY and VT.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Very adaptable, prefers well-drained soil. No pruning is usually required, but may be pruned in late fall to remove dead or broken branches. Though it tolerates dry conditions once established, it looks and performs best with average moisture. If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular rose or garden fertilizer.

    Fine stems with textured foliage make a  nice filler for bouquets and arrangements.

    Fine Line® Rhamnus frangula 'Ron Williams' USPP 14,791
  • 29 Reviews

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    • Great around a patio. No deer damage for us. They prefer our other plants.

      S N
      , 1 year ago
    • I bought a Buckthorn tree in April and planted it in a large container on my patio. It was beautiful, but now has one side that is dried up and looks dead. It is definitely thinning out, am afraid it is dying. I water very day because the moisture meter says it needs it. I don't know what to do about it and hate so much to lose it. I have given it some Osmocote but it doesn't seem to be helping. Does any one have any suggestions?

      Margie
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
    • This is a great plant and does well. Your comment however about this being deer resistant is not true. The deer eat this every spring as soon as new growth starts. They eat so much of it one of my plants is very stunted. They eat it every year- I have had them about 4 years now.

      Valerie Anwari
      , New York
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
    • This is a great plant and does well. Your comment however about this being deer resistant is not true. The deer eat this every spring as soon as new growth starts. They eat so much of it one of my plants is very stunted. They eat it every year- I have had them about 4 years now.

      Valerie Anwari
      , New York
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
    • Awesome shrub. Provides nice privacy yet very decorative

      Jan
      , 6 years ago
    • Definitely one of my most popular shrubs in my shop. It is great for plant to hedge around your patio for privacy or your pots to put around the porch. Easy to grow and with no maintenance its a great plant for anyone!

      Cisco Lawn and Landscape
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • Interesting foliage, small space freindly and low maintenance.

      Christine Christen
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • I bought two of these about 8 yrs ago 1 died when I moved it - my fault. Bought another and they are both growing amazingly . Nice tight columnar - now about 10 ft tall. Very narrow base about 1 - 2 ft wide, top about 5 ft diameter. Very hardy in zone 7.

      Michael D Ross
      , New York
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • it's a beautiful plan easy to grow having a hard time finding more them

      Joel walking stick
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 7 years ago
    • Wonderful plant, easy to grow, trouble free and highly attractive, our favorite new plant.. We put a couple of these into containers for their first year, and got dozens of comments and inquiries about the tall, feathery plants. They also look great in our borders, adding texture and shape unlike anything else.

      jR J Casey
      , 8 years ago
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