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Fine Line® Improved Buckthorn Rhamnus frangula

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
84" 36"
Height
60 - 84"
Spread
24 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    Fine Line rhamnus has been a best-seller for years - and it just got a whole lot better! Introducing Fine Line Improved, a unique update that is lush and full, from tip to toe. This makes it an even better as a space-saving hedge, and gives it even more presence as a specimen. However you like to use this versatile-yet-exotic-looking, Fine Line Improved will do it even better than the original. Like the original, it sets far fewer fruits than weedy buckthorns, and among the fruits that do develop, only a very low percentage are capable of germination.

    Available in better garden centers in spring 2021.

    Top reasons to grow Fine Line Improved rhamnus:

    - Improved variety is lush and full all the way to the ground

    - Dense branching provides good coverage

    - Looks exotic but is extremely easy to grow

    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 84 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Green
    Flower Shade: 
    not significant
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Great for a wide range of uses including narrow hedges or screens, accent specimen, patio planters, and combination planters. Good in perennial and shrub borders. Can be used to frame doors and pathways.

    PLEASE NOTE: Fine Line® Rhamnus is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of CT, IA IL, MA, ME, MN, NH, NY and VT.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Very adaptable, prefers well-drained soil. No pruning is usually required, but may be pruned in late fall to remove dead or broken branches. Though it tolerates dry conditions once established, it looks and performs best with average moisture. If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular rose or garden fertilizer.

    Fine stems with textured foliage make a  nice filler for bouquets and arrangements.

    Fine Line® Improved Rhamnus frangula 'SMNRFBT' USPP 32,503
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