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10 Alder Buckthorn / Rhamnus Frangula 2-3ft Strong Wildlife Hedging Plants


10 Alder Buckthorn / Rhamnus Frangula Plants

60-90cm Bare-Root


These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.


Rhamnus frangula (commonly referred to as Glossy Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn, Breaking Buckthorn and Black Dogwood) is a tall deciduous shrub native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia.


Growing Details:

Common Name: Alder Buckthorn
Genus: Rhamnus
Species: Frangula Alnus
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy and Tolerant of Pollution
Soil type: Well-drained/lightMoistBoggy
Height: 4 -5m
Spread: 4.5m


Alder Buckthorn grows to 4 or 5m. It has no thorns.Its branches grow at a narrow angle to the main upright shoot. Yellow-green leaves turn bright yellow in the Autumn. Tiny white flowers just 3-4mm appear in clusters at the ends of the branches. Berries ripen from green to cherry-red. Likes damp acid soils. Absent from Scotland and endangered in N.Ireland. Alder Buckthorn is the food plant of the Brimstone butterfly.


For the bare root planting instructions, please click here.

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  1. Alder Buckthorn 5

    Posted by Elaine on 25th Nov 2019

    This is my second order, as I was so pleased with the first batch from last year. I'm starting a garden from scratch, and I need plants which will grow well in heavy, moist soil & provide something for wildlife, these are just the ticket. I always find Beechwood Nurseries to be reliable and their plants are always strong & healthy.

  2. Alder Buckthorn 4

    Posted by Roger Whitaker on 24th Feb 2018

    I bought these to make a wildlife friendly hedge. I was not disappointed. The plants have good root structure and and good value for money. They arrived promptly, well wrapped and still moist.