Rhamnus frangula 'Ron Williams' FINE LINE

Fine Line Alder Buckthorn

Deciduous Shrub

Narrow upright column of fern-like foliage provides unique texture and structure to the garden. Use as a narrow hedge, screen or vertical accent. It is a deciduous shrub that puts on a nice display of yellow fall color before shedding its foliage. Some sources indicate a max USDA Zone of 7b. I've been growing it just fine in Zone 8b and have seen it in other Zone 8 gardens doing well.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Afternoon Sun, Morning Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Regular / Even


Size: 60 - 84 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Columnar / Narrow
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Attracts Birds, Low Maintenance, Fall Color

Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow, Yellow / Gold Leaf Shape: Lance-shaped

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Hedges and Screens, Massed, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Once-a-Year Maintenance
Wildlife: Birds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: back drop
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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