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Alder Buckthorn

Alder Buckthorn

Other Names

Black Dogwood
Breaking Buckthorn
Glossy Buckthorn

Alder Buckthorn Facts

The binomial name for Alder Buckthorn is Frangula alnus. In the past Frangula alnus was classified as Rhamnus frangula, a subgenus of Rhamnus. Some of the more widespread Frangula species of Buckthorn include Frangula betulifolia, or Birchleaf Buckthorn, Frangula californica, or California Buckthorn, Frangula caroliniana, or Carolina Buckthorn, Frangula purshiana, or Cascara Buckthorn, Frangula rubra, or Red Buckthorn, and Frangula sphaerosperma, or West Indian Buckthorn. Buckthorns are known by many other common names, including Avignon Berry, Black Dogwood, Coffeeberry, and Indian Cherry.

Alder Buckthorn Farms

It may be possible to find any alder buckthorn farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!

Alder Buckthorn Stories

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Invasive plants are swallowing Pennsylvania
Native to Europe and Asia, glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus) was introduced to North America in the mid-1800s as a hedge plant. It also was planted as a wildlife habitat element. The plant has colonized much of the northeastern and northcentral U.S.. [ story ]

Taylor Point group given grant to repair footpath, buy plants
According to Webster, along with a safe and more comfortable footpath, workers will establish wide borders of native grass and wildflowers to replace the invasive autumn olive, honeysuckle bushes and glossy buckthorn that is encroaching on the path. Jamestown Press [ story ]

Photo - Leo Michels - Untereisesheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Other Species

Alderleaf Buckthorn
Avignon Buckthorn
Birchleaf Buckthorn
California Buckthorn
Carolina Buckthorn
Cascara Buckthorn
Chinese Buckthorn
Common Buckthorn
Dahurian Buckthorn
Dyers Buckthorn
Hollyleaf Redberry
Island Redberry Buckthorn
Italian Buckthorn
Japanese Buckthorn
Lanceleaf Buckthorn
Lokao Buckthorn
Red Buckthorn
Redberry Buckthorn
Sawleaf Buckthorn
Sharp Tooth Buckthorn
Shiny Leaf Buckthorn
Smiths Buckthorn
West Indian Buckthorn

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