Rhamnus cathartica - Purging Buckthorn

Purging buckthorn (Paide bréan)

A bushy, deciduous shrub that is native to Ireland, parts of Europe and much of Asia. Rhamnus cathartica has bright green glossy foliage and bears tiny green-white flowers which are very attractive to bees; the flowers are followed by shiny red berries that eventually turn black in the Autumn. It has a suckering nature - often mistaken for dogwood. Purging buckthorn is also good for birds and insects and is the main food for the Brimstone butterfly.

Site: Requires shelter from coastal winds
Soil: Any well-drained soil, thrives on lime
Position: Full sun to part shade
Season of Interest: Autumn berries and yellow Autumn colour
Hardiness: Frost-hardy
Height: up to 15ft (4m) Spread: up to 15ft (4m)

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Type | Size: Bareroot | 3-4ft
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