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Products > Rhamnus alaternus 'Variegata'
 
Rhamnus alaternus 'Variegata' - Variegated Buckthorn
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rhamnaceae (Buckthorns)
Origin: Portugal (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Greenish White
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteo-Variegata']
Height: 15-20 feet
Width: 8-10 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Rhamnus alaternus 'Variegata' (Variegated Buckthorn) - As with Rhamnus alaternus this cultivar is a good upright growing evergreen shrub for a hedge or screening. This selection has foliage that is variegated with cream-white horizontal stripes and seems to grow more compact than the species, probably only reaching to 8 to 12 feet tall. Spring-blooming greenish-yellow flowers produce red fruit that turns dark black in mid summer. Very popular item in the cut flower industry. Full sun to part shade. Once established this Rhamnus is very tolerate of heat and drought. A very useful plant for hedges that go in and out of shade and full sun as it is tolerant of both. Hardy to 10 F and we have had reports down to 7 F.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Rhamnus alaternus 'Variegata'.