Alder Buckthorn Frangula alnus 'Ron Williams'


'Ron Williams' is a dense and columnar deciduous shrub with very narrow, fern-like, glossy dark green leaves to 10cm long which turn rich yellow in autumn, and clusters of small flowers in late spring and early summer, followed by bright red berries which ripen to black

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Common names

      Frangula alnus 'Fine Line', Frangula asplenifolia 'Fine Line'

  • skullToxicity

    All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    group 1; trim hedges in early spring

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Hedging & Screens Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Wildlife Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by greenwood cuttings in early summer

  • insectPests

    Generally pest-free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease-free