Buckthorn is a bushy, deciduous shrub that grows well on all soils, although it particularly favours chalky soil. The leaves are quite small, glossy and dark green turning yellow in autumn and it can have spiny shoots. The autumn berries are red turning black.
It is a very important food plant for butterflies such as Brimstone and the Green Hairstreak and provides nectar for bees.
It is an important hedgerow species which suits a wide range of conditions.
Bare-root plants are available at 40-60 cm or 60-90 cm 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 mid-November to March.
For protection from rabbits, use our spiral guards and canes.