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Most buckthorn varieties are easy-to-grow shrubs that make great privacy or backdrop plantings thanks to their dense habit and lustrous, dark green foliage. Many produce fruits that are poisonous to humans and animals, but attract birds.
Note: Unfortunately, many buckthorn varieties are invasive pests. In fact, common buckthorn is a noxious weed in many areas. Check local restrictions before planting them.
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Fine Line buckthorn
Rhamnus frangula 'Ron Williams' is an attractive, upright shrub with feathery dark green foliage. It produces sterile fruit and is not reported to be invasive. It grows 7 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Zones 3-7
Variegated Italian buckthorn
Rhamnus alaternus 'Variegata' is an evergreen shrub that bears attractive gray-green foliage edged in white. Its dense habit makes it a fine hedge. It grows 15 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Zones 7-9