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Rhamnus alaternus 'John Edwards' (Italian buckthorn 'John Edwards')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
3.5m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rhamnus alaternus 'John Edwards'

Other names

Italian buckthorn 'John Edwards'

Genus

Rhamnus Rhamnus

Variety or Cultivar

'John Edwards' _ 'John Edwards' is a vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, suitable for training as a small tree, with ovate to oblong, pointed, leathery, glossy, dark green leaves. Inconspicuous, yellow-green flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by black fruit.


Rhamnus alaternus 'John Edwards' is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Flower

Yellow-green, Insignificant or absent in Spring; Yellow-green, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Can be trained as a tree or used as a hedge. Prune hedges in early spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Rhamnus alaternus 'John Edwards' (Italian buckthorn 'John Edwards') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 3.5m 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. Resents being transplanted.

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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Rhamnus alaternus 'John Edwards'

Other names

Italian buckthorn 'John Edwards'

Genus

Rhamnus Rhamnus

Variety or Cultivar

'John Edwards' _ 'John Edwards' is a vigorous, upright, evergreen shrub, suitable for training as a small tree, with ovate to oblong, pointed, leathery, glossy, dark green leaves. Inconspicuous, yellow-green flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by black fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green, Insignificant or absent in Spring; Yellow-green, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. Can be trained as a tree or used as a hedge. Prune hedges in early spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rhamnus alaternus 'John Edwards' (Italian buckthorn 'John Edwards') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 3.5m 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. Resents being transplanted.

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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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