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Rhamnus frangula

Common Name: Alder Buckthorn

Plant Family: Rhamnaceae

Price:  £2.50
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Availability:  

  

50 in stock

Quantity or Pot size:  bare root 60 - 90 cms
Sun/ Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Planting Style:  Wildflower or Wildlife
Berries or Fruit:  Yes
Bee and Butterfly:  Both
Native to British Isles:  Yes


A large deciduous shrub or small tree with spiny branches; yellowish-green flowers are followed by bunches of shining red fruits that mature to black. Like the Alder Buckthorn (Alnus Frangula, q.v.) the flowers attract Brimstone butterflies and their caterpillars feed on the leaves. Plant a few of these and help halt the decline of this beautiful butterfly. Tolerant of chalky soil.

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Mainland UK  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £25) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  

 

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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.