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Fine Line® Buckthorn

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Attractive Columnar Accent Fine Line Buckthorn

This improved Buckthorn features a wonderful texture and a narrow form, Fine Line® buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) is wonderful for privacy, as an accent plant, or even in a patio container. Fine Line Buckthorn is a deciduous shrub that is tough and very adaptable.

Fine Line Buckthorn is admired for its feathery foliage and handsome columnar shape. This deciduous shrub adds height to landscaping without taking up a lot of horizontal space.

If you are looking for a non-invasive that can add excitement to your yard, this plant is for you. The Fine Line Buckthorn can be planted in rows along your property line for an attractive privacy hedge or it makes a great backdrop for your perennial garden.

Many gardeners like to use the Fine Line Buckthorn as a shrub border since its foliage is dense but wispy. The fun texture of this lovely shrub also makes it excellent for adding contrast and movement to your garden.

The Fine Line Buckthorn is so versatile, you could even use it for a stunning specimen or use it as a statement plant in a container arrangement. This Proven Winner's fern-like leaves create a dreamy effect as it dances in the breeze, and its height pairs well with spiller plants and colorful flower varieties.

This wonderful plant transitions to golden yellow in the fall and once established is quite drought tolerant. Plant your Fine Line Buckthorn in partial sun or full sun for best results.

The Fine Line Buckthorn doesn't self-seed, so it won't become weedy like some other varieties. It also attracts birds in autumn, but deer don't bother with it.

If you need a vertical shrub that won't spread, the Fine Line Buckthorn will surely satisfy. Its yellow fall foliage will create excitement in your yard or container. Add one of these deciduous shrubs to your landscape and you'll understand why so many gardeners adore it.

  • Great for Container Arrangements
  • Lovely Golden Fall Foliage
  • Excellent Hedge Shrub
  • Non-invasive and Drought Tolerant
  • Deer-Resistant, Urban Tolerant

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Fine Line® Buckthorn Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-8
Growing Zones 2-8
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Rhamnus frangula 'Ron Williams'
Foliage Green, Fern - Like
Mature Height 5 - 7 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Sun