Rhamnus alaternus ‘John Edwards’

John Edwards Italian Buckthorn

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Column

Mature Height & Spread: 12-15' x 6-10'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright

Native To: Europe, Hybrid

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Special Features: Drought Resistant / Hedge / Screen

Container Sizes: #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 4-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-10

A Bit More

Rhamnus alaternus already has all the characteristics of a great hedge or screen: dense foliage, fast growth, low water requirements, and adaptability. And with glossy leaves that are greener, larger and more uniform, ‘John Edwards’ is a selection that improves on the species. A drought tolerant shrub/tree for Mediterranean climates, this selection grows 15-20’ tall and 6-10’ wide and is more resistant to crown rot. Cold hardy to 5° F, plant ‘John Edwards’ in full sun or part shade, and give low to moderate water. Inconspicuous flowers attract pollinators and other beneficial insects. Small red to purple berries develop over the summer and attract birds.

A Bit More

Rhamnus alaternus already has all the characteristics of a great hedge or screen: dense foliage, fast growth, low water requirements, and adaptability. And with glossy leaves that are greener, larger and more uniform, ‘John Edwards’ is a selection that improves on the species. A drought tolerant shrub/tree for Mediterranean climates, this selection grows 15-20’ tall and 6-10’ wide and is more resistant to crown rot. Cold hardy to 5° F, plant ‘John Edwards’ in full sun or part shade, and give low to moderate water. Inconspicuous flowers attract pollinators and other beneficial insects. Small red to purple berries develop over the summer and attract birds.