Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia'
Asplenifolia Alder Buckthorn
RAM-nus frang-U-la, FRANG-gew-la
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub slow growing, to about 10 ft high and 6 ft wide (3 × 1.8 m). Leaves simple, alternate, linear to linear-lanceolate, 4-6 cm long, but only 3-5 mm wide, with a wavy margin, fern-like appearance. Fruit globose, 6 mm across, red ripening to dark purple.
- Sun or shade, best in well-drained soil.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3
- Asplenifolia: asplenium-like leaves (folia), refers to the fern genus Asplenium
- Oregon State Univ. campus: westside of Cordley Hall (2013)