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Frangula alnus

Frangula alnus
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Common name:  Alder buckthorn
Type:  Shrub
Aspect:  Tolerant
Colour:  Green
Season:  Not applicable
Soil:  Moist
Size:  Large
Delivery:  Collection only
Image:  Image attribution: Sten Porse under CC BY-CA 3.0

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A tall deciduous shrub, native to Europe, north Africa, and western Asia,. Usually grows as a multistemmed shrub, occasionally as a small tree. Dark brown shoots bear deep green ovate leaves, small, star-shaped greenish-white flowers, and in autumn small black berries. Grown for high conservation value as it supports numerous insect species, especially brimstone butterflies, and birds in winter. Grow in moister, even boggy ground. Fully hardy. H: 2-5m