Name : Rhamnus alternus
Family : Rhamnacées
Type : Shrub
Height 3 to 5 m
Exhibition : Sunny and semi-shade
Sol : Ordinary
Foliage : Persistent
Flowering March to May
Planting of Alaterna, Buckthorn
Preferably in the spring.
If you plant in the fall, you risk restricting its good development and thus its recovery, especially if the winter becomes harsh.
Alaterna size, Buckthorn
If your Alaterne becomes invasive, do not hesitate to trim it; it will not suffer from it.
Follow our advice to bush size
Comments on the alaterne, Nerprun
L Alaterne is easy to grow and requires no special maintenance. Its flowering is not spectacular, but it has the advantage of offering pretty little black drupes at the end of the summer.
Be careful though! because these drupes, which may look like fruit to children, are poisonous.