Our Buckthorn plants make interesting additions for native hedges, all of them are supplied as bare rooted plants during the planting season from November until April. All of our Buckthorn plants are deciduous native species.
The Alder Buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) is an excellent species for attracting wildlife, (notably Brimstone butterflies, Bees and Thrushes) and does well on poorly drained sites. The glossy green foliage turns to hues of yellow in autumn, the red berries turn to black as they ripen, and established shrubs look especially colourful at times when fruits of both colours appear on the same plant.
The Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) is a native shrub that grows naturally into a dense thicket producing green flowers during spring, followed by large quantities of shiny spherical red berries that mature to black by Autumn. Common Buckthorn has dark green oval shaped foliage that turns to hues of yellow during the autumn months.
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a particularly prickly species with eye-catching silvery green foliage bearing tiny yellow flowers on female plants, that are followed by large quantities of edible bright orange berries in Autumn which often persist well into Winter.
All varieties of Buckthorn are available as bare rooted plants for supply when they are naturally dormant from November until April. Bare root plants are grown in the soil in fields and need no compost or pots and minimal amounts of fertiliser and water. Because they are a low input crop (needing no pots or compost etc) they are very economical, and should you need a lot of Buckthorn plants we have generous quantity discounts.
For any further information about Buckthorn hedging plants please call our experienced sales team on 01580 765600, they will be pleased to help or take your order.