I bought this plant last year (2021) at a local garden center. It survived our Zone 6 winter and looks lush and healthy this year. I see a note on PW website that it can't be shipped to Ohio... but I bought it here.
Fine Line® Improved Buckthorn Rhamnus frangula
- Part Sun to Sun
This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. Alternatives include: Fine Line®.
Fine Line rhamnus has been a best-seller for years - and it just got a whole lot better! Introducing Fine Line Improved, a unique update that is lush and full, from tip to toe. This makes it an even better as a space-saving hedge, and gives it even more presence as a specimen. However you like to use this versatile-yet-exotic-looking, Fine Line Improved will do it even better than the original. Like the original, it sets far fewer fruits than weedy buckthorns, and among the fruits that do develop, only a very low percentage are capable of germination.
Top reasons to grow Fine Line Improved rhamnus:
- Improved variety is lush and full all the way to the ground
- Dense branching provides good coverage
- Looks exotic but is extremely easy to growFoliage InterestFall InterestDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:60 - 84 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:GreenFlower Shade:not significantFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses 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.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.
PLEASE NOTE: Fine Line® Improved - Buckthorn - Rhamnus frangula is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of IL, IN, MA, MN, NH, NY, OH, or VT.Fine Line® Improved Rhamnus frangula 'SMNRFBT' USPP 32,503
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Nina, Ohio, United States, 1 year ago