Last name : Rhamnus alternus
Family : Rhamnaceae
Type : Shrub
Height : 3 to 5 m
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary
Foliage : Persistent
Flowering : March to May
Alaterne plantation, Buckthorn
Preferably in the spring.
If you plant in the fall, you risk restricting its good development and therefore its recovery, especially if the winter turns to be severe.
Size of the alater, Buckthorn
If your Alaterne becomes invasive, don’t hesitate to prune it; he will not suffer from it.
Follow our advice shrub pruning
Comments on the alater, Buckthorn
The Alaterne is easy to grow and does not require any special maintenance.
Its flowering is not spectacular, but it does have the advantage of giving pretty little black drupes in late summer.
Be careful though! because these drupes, which can look like fruit to children, are poisonous.
Smart tip about the alater, Buckthorn
When purchasing, inquire about the variety, as some of them may be out of date.
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