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Frangula alnus
Frangula alnus

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Frangula alnus

Alder Buckthorn
Rhamnaceae
Deciduous, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries

FRANGULA

Form and foliage make these excel as background plantings, especially since the clusters of small flowers are rather inconspicuous. Berries (typically pea size) are enjoyed by birds; volunteer seedlings may be a nuisance.

Frangula alnus

Native to Europe, western Asia, and north Africa. Grows to 10–12 ft. (possibly 18 ft.) tall and wide. Oval to roundish, glossy dark green leaves to 3 in. long turn yellow in autumn. Berries ripen from red to black.

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