Also known as
Buckthorn, Common Buckthorn, Common Hart's Horn, European Buckthorn, French Berry, Rainberry Thorn, Rhineberry Thorn, Waythorn, Carolina Buckthorn, European Waythorn, Hart's Thorn
Rhamnus cathartica 2 by Franz Xaver (CC BY-SA 3.0)
50 years to reach maturity
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Purging Buckthorn Overview
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.
Deciduous (leaf dropping) trees often have amazing fall colour.Explore all