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Narrowed By:Flower Color: Green+ Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer+ Spread: 6 -10 ft
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Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia' Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia'
(Alder buckthorn)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

A bushy, deciduous, slow-growing shrub with finely textured, scalloped leaves, this plant grows to 12 feet tall and almost as wide. 'Asplenifolia' bears clusters of green flowers, followed by round red fruit that ripens to black in the fall. Grow in a shrub border or as hedging. All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested.

Ziziphus obtusifolia Ziziphus obtusifolia
(Graythorn)
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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Appropriately named, this open shrub has grayish green leaves and stiff, thorn-tipped branches. With inconspicuous, pale yellow-green flowers in late spring, the pea-size fruits that follow are a showy blue-black. These fruits appeal to birds, and the thorny branches are ideal protection for nesting. Graythorn is a fine backdrop for bold plantings of succulents.


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