Frangula alnus

f. columnaris

Columnar Buckthorn, Tallhedge

Per NYS Regulation Part 575, this species is classified as an Invasive Species, and as a NYS based business we are not able to sell these seeds regardless of where the purchaser is located. We have this item listed for reference only.

  • Frangula alnus f. columnaris

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in cold water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, cover seedbed with some shade, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination

Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required 

Introducing Frangula alnus f. columnaris, also known as Columnar Buckthorn or Tallhedge. This versatile plant can be grown as an informal hedge or trimmed to a neat column shape. The 'Tallhedge' cultivar is particularly suited to hedging. This deciduous shrub or small tree can reach up to 6m in height and 4.5m in width. Its ovate leaves, arranged oppositely or whorled, can be used to create yellow dye, while unripe fruit yields green dye and ripe berries a blue or grey hue. The wood of this plant is useful in making wooden nails, shoe lasts, and veneer, as well as high-quality artist charcoal. In addition, the plant produces small black berries that are dispersed by birds and mice, creating a dense local population. Highly adaptable and pollution-tolerant, this plant is also a popular choice for wildlife habitat and forestry plantings. Discover the practical and aesthetic uses of Columnar Buckthorn today.

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