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Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (Italian buckthorn 'Argenteovariegata')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
4m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
20-50 years
To maturity
Toxic - All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
Toxic - All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata'

Other names: Italian buckthorn 'Argenteovariegata', Rhamnus alaternus 'Variegata'

Genus: Rhamnus Rhamnus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Argenteovariegata' _ 'Argenteovariegata' is a large, evergreen shrub bearing greyish-green leaves with creamy-white margins. Inconspicuous yellow flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by small, red berries that turn black as they ripen.


Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' is: Evergreen

Flower: Yellow, Insignificant or absent in Spring; Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Cream, Grey-green in All seasons

Habit: Bushy

Toxicity: All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free.

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (Italian buckthorn 'Argenteovariegata') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses: Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation: Grows in most soils in sun or partial shade. Good for coastal planting. Provide shelter in cold or exposed areas. Does not like being moved.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata'

Other names: Italian buckthorn 'Argenteovariegata', Rhamnus alaternus 'Variegata'

Genus: Rhamnus Rhamnus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Argenteovariegata' _ 'Argenteovariegata' is a large, evergreen shrub bearing greyish-green leaves with creamy-white margins. Inconspicuous yellow flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by small, red berries that turn black as they ripen.


Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' is: Evergreen

Flower: Yellow, Insignificant or absent in Spring; Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Cream, Grey-green in All seasons

Habit: Bushy

Toxicity: All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free.

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata' (Italian buckthorn 'Argenteovariegata') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses: Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation: Grows in most soils in sun or partial shade. Good for coastal planting. Provide shelter in cold or exposed areas. Does not like being moved.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)


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