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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.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Rhamnus alaternus 'Variegata'.