Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Glossy Buckthorn

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large
  • Scientific Name: Frangula alnus Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Buckthorn
  • Related Cultivars:

    Frangula alnus 'Asplenifolia'
    Frangula alnus 'Columnaris'

  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 8-12'
  • Habit: Vase
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun to partial shade.

  • Notes:

    This species (formerly referred to as Rhamnus frangula) has become an invasive weed and is now prohibited in many areas:

    In Wisconsin this plant is regulated as a Restricted Invasive weed that cannot be transported, transferred, or introduced without a permit.  To view the complete regulation see: Wisconsin Invasive species rule – NR 40

     In Minnesota this plant is regulated as a Restricted Noxious weed and may not be sold or transported without a permit, or intentionally planted.  To view the complete regulation see Minnesota Noxious Weed Law

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