Purging Buckthorn

Rhamnus cathartica

Buckthorn, Common Buckthorn, Common Hart's Horn, European Buckthorn, French Berry, Rainberry Thorn, Rhineberry Thorn, Waythorn, Carolina Buckthorn, European Waythorn, Hart's Thorn

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by Franz Xaver (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Deciduous shrub or small tree species with a bushy growth habit. It produces spiny shoots with shiny green leaves that display attractive autumn colouration. Flowers are clustered, small and starry in appearance, coloured green-yellow and develop into red berry fruits which turn black upon ripening.
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Planning

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Special features

Origin

Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Rhamnaceae

Flower colour

Green, Yellow
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