Rhamnus frangula ‘Columnaris’

Alder 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 / Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Deciduous

Overall Mature Size: Medium, Large

Also Grown As: Column

Mature Height & Spread: 12-15' x 3-4'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright

Native To: Asia, Africa, Europe

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Green / White

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Hedge / Screen

Container Sizes: #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 1-7, 10,11

A Bit More

Also known as a Tallhedge Buckthorn, Rhamnus frangula ‘Columnaris’ provides vertical relief in the landscape. This selection grows 12-15’ tall and 3-4’ wide and has an upright, columnar habit. Spaced apart, the Alder Buckthorn stands like a row of soldiers at attention; closer together, the plants weave together to create an impressive screen of bright green, ovate leaves. After an inconspicuous spring bloom, small, red to purple fruit form. These berries bloom through Fall and are favored by birds. Fruit not eaten by wildlife can drop and stain paths, so site plants accordingly. Caution should be exercised, as the fruit is poisonous to humans. Rhamnus frangula ‘Columnaris’ is a fast-growing Shrub/Tree, and is suitable under utility lines, as hedges or screens, lining driveways, or as accents in the landscape.

A Bit More

Also known as a Tallhedge Buckthorn, Rhamnus frangula ‘Columnaris’ provides vertical relief in the landscape. This selection grows 12-15’ tall and 3-4’ wide and has an upright, columnar habit. Spaced apart, the Alder Buckthorn stands like a row of soldiers at attention; closer together, the plants weave together to create an impressive screen of bright green, ovate leaves. After an inconspicuous spring bloom, small, red to purple fruit form. These berries bloom through Fall and are favored by birds. Fruit not eaten by wildlife can drop and stain paths, so site plants accordingly. Caution should be exercised, as the fruit is poisonous to humans. Rhamnus frangula ‘Columnaris’ is a fast-growing Shrub/Tree, and is suitable under utility lines, as hedges or screens, lining driveways, or as accents in the landscape.