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European buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)


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Type

deciduous tree icon

Deciduous

Status

tree has become naturalized

Naturalized

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Rhamnus cathartica

Common English name: European buckthorn

Other names: Common buckthorn, Buckthorn, Purging buckthorn

French name: Nerprun cathartique

Habitat

No information available

Other notes

Known to be an invasive species in all or part of Canada.

This species is listed in our Tree Killers resource. Learn more here.

Hardiness zone(s)

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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