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Rhamnus – Fine Line® – Buckthorn – Rhamnus frangula

Garden Height
60 - 84
Spacing
36 - 60
Spread
24 - 36
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
Green
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

Resists: Deer

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Drought Tolerant

Fall Interest

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes

Very adaptable, prefers well-drained soil. No pruning is usually required, but may be pruned in late fall to remove dead or broken branches. Medium moisture, can tolerate dry conditions once established. Attracts birds in the fall. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

Uses Notes

Great for a wide range of uses including narrow hedges or screens, accent specimen, patio planters, and combination planters. Good in perennial and shrub borders. Can be used to frame doors and pathways.

PLEASE NOTE: Fine Line® Rhamnus is restricted and cannot be shipped to the state(s) of CT, IA IL, MA, ME, MN, NH, NY and VT.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium, High

Water Requirements Dry to Moderate

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information
Spring to Fall Finish, 1 ppp

Pinching and Growth Regulators
A fast growing vertical plant, Give this plant a shear to a flat top look and then repeat a few times during the season to produce a fuller plant without loss of height. Normal for Fine Line to have no foliage on the bottom 8-10 inches of the plant.

Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Aphids

Grower Tips
High night temps can cause some defoliation in container production in zones 6b-7, shading will reduce this problem. Very adaptable, prefers well-drained soil. No pruning is usually required, but may be pruned in late fall to remove dead or broken branches. Medium moisture, can tolerate dry conditions once established. Attracts birds in the fall. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.