Alder Buckthorn

Alder Buckthorn is an essential food plant for the larvae of the Brimstone butterfly and...
Latin name: Rhamnus frangula
Soil Type/Habitat: Prefers damp
Food source: Nectar, Larval
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Alder Buckthorn is a very important hedgerow plant for the Brimstone butterfly, bees, moths, various birds and also the Wood mouse.  It has small white flowers in the spring and red/black berries in the autumn, quickly consumed by hungry birds. It tends to prefer damp and often acid soils - not dry, calcareous soils.  Despite its name, it does not have thorns.

Bare-root hedge plants are available at 40-60 cm or 60-90cm size. PLEASE NOTE: Minimum order for Hedgerow Plants is 30 plants.  (This could be 10 each of 3 different species.)  If ordering in addition to a Hedgerow Collection, then any number can be ordered. Plants despatched from late November to March.

 

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Alder Buckthorn is an essential food plant for the larvae of the Brimstone butterfly and...

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