Go Back Fine Line Buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula 'Ron Williams'
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Plant Type: Deciduous Shrubs

Fine Line® combines the fern-like foliage of ‘Asplenifolia’ with the narrow upright habit of ‘Columnaris’. May be used to create a narrow hedge or screen, or as an accent specimen or in a patio container. This non-invasive cultivar is a responsible replacement for the older weedy varieties. A university study showed a 3% germination rate, compared to the species which germinated at 98%. Developed by Ron Williams of Scenic View Nursery in Wisconsin.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

no flower

Foliage Color

Glossy, dark green foliage

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

not picky

Characteristics & Attributes


Great replacement for Emerald Arborvitae that deer like to eat. Deer will not eat this.

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance

rabbits, deer


full sun or full shade.

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

fall. bright copper color