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RHAMNUS frangula 'Asplenifolia'
Alder Buckthorn


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:: Rhamnaceae :: RHAMNUS :: frangula :: 'Asplenifolia'
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Main asset

A very light foliage, graphic, on a solid, very hardy and never sick plant.


The fruits remain on the shrub in winter, and feed birds. May reseed and even become invasive in favorable conditions.

Erected shrub with very narrow dark green leaves, deciduous, becoming gold yellow to orange in autumn. Good resistance to drought once installed.

  • Uses: Hedgerows, embankments, shrub beds

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: erected
  • Height: 3 m x 2 m (10 ft x 6.5 ft)
  • Growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: May-June
  • Époque de fructification : autumn

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : grey
  • Foliage shape: laciniated
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: golden yellow
  • Flowers shape: small bells
  • Flowers colour: cream yellow
  • Forme des fruits : berries
  • Couleur des fruits : black


  • Soil type: all, not too limestone
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 35 °C (-31 °F - USDA zone 3b)