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Glossy Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn - Rhamnus frangula, frangula alnus (latin)

Areas of Origin: Northern Europe, Africa. In France it is commonly found everywhere except the Mediterranean regions where it is rare.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 5m (16,4'), width up to 6m 19,7')
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -40°C.
Exposure: Semi-shade to full sun.

Properties and uses:
This shrub is very bushy. Its red black fruits are only 10mm. It is interesting to use within country hedges and under larger trees.

The Rhamnus frangula is used in the following hedges:
Country Hedge 'Pierre'

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