Frangula alnus ‘Fine Line’ (Alder Buckthorn)

Upright and hardy, this deciduous columnar shrub has slender, wispy green leaves. Small greeny-yellow flowers appear in the summer followed by red berries turning black as they mature. Contact us for plant availability and sizes.

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Upright and hardy, this deciduous columnar shrub can grow up to 2.5m with slender, wispy green leaves. Small greeny-yellow flowers appear in the summer followed by red berries turning black as they mature. The autumn foliage has a deep yellow colour.

Position: An easy plant for exposed or sheltered positions and in sun to partial shade, in moist but well drained alkaline to neutral soil. 'By Cuttings'

N.B. When clipping several plants with the same tool, have a bucket containing a 5% bleach solution and swish your blades around for 30 seconds between plants to sterilise them. This will help avoid the chance of cross contamination of disease.

As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.

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