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Fine Line® Buckthorn Rhamnus frangula

  • Hardy Zones
    • 2 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 60 - 84 Inches
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Fine Line® Buckthorn Rhamnus frangula

Part Sun to Sun 60 - 84

Features

Fernlike foliage turns yellow in fall. Ideal for containers and narrow beds. Non-invasive. Do not eat berries. Deer resistant.

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

Characteristics

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

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to 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,MN,NH,VT, or to Canada

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. Medium moisture, can tolerate dry conditions once established. Attracts birds in the fall. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

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

A great landscape plant, Fine Line buckthorn combines the feathery foliage of 'Aspenifolia' 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, none of which have been shown to be viable. Fine Line Rhamnus is a responsible and environmentally friendly replacement for weedy, older varieties.

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

  • 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.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Valerie Anwari
    Gansevoort
    New York
    United States
    2 weeks 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.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Valerie Anwari
    Gansevoort
    New York
    United States
    2 weeks ago
  • Awesome shrub. Provides nice privacy yet very decorative

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Jan
    39 weeks 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!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Cisco Lawn and Landscape
    St. Marys
    Ohio
    United States
    47 weeks ago
  • Interesting foliage, small space freindly and low maintenance.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Christine Christen
    Onalaska
    Wisconsin
    United States
    1 year 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.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Michael D Ross
    Wantagh
    New York
    United States
    1 year ago
  • it's a beautiful plan easy to grow having a hard time finding more them

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Joel walking stick
    Toledo
    Ohio
    United States
    2 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    jR J Casey
    3 years ago
  • Awesome vertical for large containers!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Jane E.
    3 years ago
  • Loved the shape and look of this plant. First set of two I planted did not survive. Replaced and second set of two did not survive either. Disappointed.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Margaret Goodman
    3 years ago
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