RHAMNUS CATHARTICA - Espino cerval
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SEEDS OF BUCKTHORN - RHAMNUS CATHARTICA

Ornamental, thorny shrub to shape hedges, edges and rockery, watersides. A purgative syrup is made for pets from its fruit. The wood is used as firewood and coal. It is also useful for marquetry works and turnery. It is not recommended for domestic use.

Deciduous shrub 2-6m tall with abundant little yellow-greenish flowers. Oval and serrated leaves with red and black berries filled with seeds.

It adapts very well to any soils. It is found on banks, in woods and rocky and sunny places. 

Direct sowing in autumn or cold stratification for 2-3 months before sowing in spring.

Seeds/gr: 60
1,76  with VAT (10%)

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Sow outdoors
Flowering
Average germination (%) 40
Climate Zone Mediterranean, Temperate areas
Flower colour Yellow
Foliage Deciduous
Fruit color Black
Hardiness Drought resistant, Hardy (tolerates temperatures down to -5ºC)
Peculiarity Thorny
Plant use Coastal garden, Edges, Gardening, Gravel Garden, Hedge, Low maintenance garden, Medicinal, Riverbanks, Timber, Urban garden
Seeds per gram 60
Soil - Moisture Moist
Soil - Ph Neutral to acid
Soil - Type Loam
Stratification Yes
Sunlight - Exposure Full shade, Sun
Watering Moderate
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