- USDA Hardiness Zones 2-7
- Height 5-7 Feet Tall
- Spread 2-3 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Part Sun to Sun
Incredibly useful and perfect for any landscape! The Fine Line Buckthorn is a favorite due to is usefulness and its texture. This plant has a vertical, narrow growth habit, making it perfect for everything from privacy use to accent planting. It is a great choice for any landscape and is drought tolerant.
The Fine Line Buckthorn has a wispy, green, eye catching foliage. It grows to a height of sixty to eighty-four inches and has a spread of twenty-six to thirty-six inches. Come fall its ornamental leaves turn yellow. Fruit produced by the Fine Line Buckthorn is few, and inedible. Plant in commercial or residential as an accent plant or for hedging and screening purposes. It can be planted in containers as a thriller. Uses also include, border planting, mass planting, and works well as a framing plant for doors or pathways.
Fine Line Buckthorn Care
Planting the Fine Line Buckthorn in full to part sun, ensuring it receives minimum 4-6 hours of sun each day to yield best results. It has average water needs and requires well drained soil. It is adaptable to most soil types and those with varying PH levels. Fertilizer should be a slow release specifically for trees and shrubs and applied in the spring. Once established the Fine Line Buckthorn is drought tolerant. Deadheading and pruning is not necessary. Broken or dead branches may be removed in the fall.
Fine Line Buckthorn Spacing
The Fine Line Buckthorn spacing should be no less than 36 inches and up to 60 inches, center on center, when using for purposes such as screening, border, and hedging. Proper spacing for your Fine Line Buckthorn will ensure the health of the plant for years to come.
Fine Line Buckthorn Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-7|
|Flower Color(s): Green|
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Light Exposure: Part Sun to Sun|
|Height Class: Tall|
|Height: 5-7 Feet|
|Spread: 2-3 Feet|
|Spacing: 3-5 Feet|
|Blooms On: n/a|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Scientific Name: Fine Line® Rhamnus frangula 'Ron Williams' USPP 14,791|
|Common Name: Fine Line® Buckthorn|
|Other Name(s): Alder Buckthorn; Glossy Buckthorn; Breaking Buckthorn|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Features: Fall Interest; Foliage Interest; Deadheading Not Necessary|
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 7-10 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
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Winter to Early Spring
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Fall into Winter
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It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.