glossy buckthorn - Rhamnaceae Frangula alnus

Foliage

glossy buckthorn Foliage

Bark

glossy buckthorn Bark

Bud

glossy buckthorn Bud

Twig

glossy buckthorn Twig

Form

glossy buckthorn Form

Taxonomy

FamilyRhamnaceae
GenusFrangula
Speciesalnus
Common Nameglossy buckthorn
iTree CodeFRAL4

Plant Form

FormSmall tree or shrub.
Height0 feet
Spread0 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliageglossy green 1-3" oval, obovate, or obovate-oblongLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkgray with vertical rectangular lenticels
Budterminal: lacking scales (naked), brownBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigslender and lightly hairy (pubescent) when young; then gray with prominent rectangular and vertical lenticel
Flowerat the leaf base (axis) of new growth, green; male and female organs on same flower (perfect)
Fruit"berry" (drupe), purple-black
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3aMin6.0SoilModerate
Max7aMax8.0SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateHighUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginAsia-Temperate, Europe, Northern Africa
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