Common Buckthorn or Purging Buckthorn - Rhamnus cathartica (latin)
Area of origin: Europe, western and Northern Asia. Adult Dimensions: Height up to 5m (16,4'), width up to 6m
(19,7'). Foliage: Deciduous. Soil Type: All except very wet. Hardiness: Hardy to -40°C. Exposure: Full sun.
Characteristics and Uses: This little tree is very bushy. The red-black fruits measure 6-8mm and are very purgatives. An interesting plant to use within a country hedge.