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Buckthorn (Native)

Frangula caroliniana

What a fantastic plant! Not sure where all the garden professionals are...they sure missed it when they passed over this shrub/small tree. Lush foliage, striking late summer fruit and brilliant fall color are the ornamental features of this native small tree. Tolerates difficult growing sites extremely well. Birds love the fruit. The flowers are visually unremarkable but don't worry, the pollinators will let you know when the plant is in bloom: the area around the tree buzzes with activity as each rush in for their share.

Excellent as a specimen anchoring small shrubs and perennials. Do not crowd it with other plants of the same size; you do not want this one to become hidden in the landscape. It’s shade tolerance makes it also useful in a woodland garden. Use with the knowledge that you are contributing to a complex beneficial biological community.

Tree Container SizeStem CaliperPlant HeightPrice
#53-4'$59
#202-2.5"6-8'$189
#453-3.5"8-10'$299