Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia'
Common name: 
Asplenifolia Alder Buckthorn
Pronunciation: 
RAM-nus frang-U-la, FRANG-gew-la
Family: 
Rhamnaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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)
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