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RHAMNUS alaternus 'Argenteovariegata'

Commonly known as Italian buckthorn

Leaves green and marbled grey with an irregular creamy-white margin. If you like variegated shrubs this is the one for you
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RHAMNUS alaternus 'Argenteovariegata'

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£17.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Evergreen
    Leathery, glossy leaves to 7cm (3in) long.
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Erect to spreading shrub. Produces small, yellow-green flowers in axillary clusters, followed by spherical red fruit ripening to black.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin
    Portugal, Morocco, Mediterranean, Ukraine(Crimea)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver variegated
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile soil.
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5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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