Fine Line Buckthorn Shrub (Rhamnus frangula ‘Fine Line’)

Fine Line Buckthorn Shrub


What is Fine Line Buckthorn Shrub

With glossy green leaves on a compact, tidy shrub, the Fine Line Buckthorn Shrub is perfect as an accent or border in any area. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to grow, with deer resistance and drought tolerance.

Elegant and easy? Check. The Fine Line delivers texture and shape to your garden. White-green florals in the spring transition berries to attract wildlife in the summer, then dazzling yellow foliage in autumn.

But the best part about your Fine Line Buckthorn? It’s grown for long-term success. Now, you’ll reap the rewards of our hard work for years to come.

And not only is this non-invasive variety ready to explode with growth as soon as it arrives, but it’s also got healthy, intact roots. Unlike other big-box retailers, we never ship bare-root. That means you get the best shrub possible delivered directly to your door.

Your Fine Line will thrive in your garden, month after month, without any hassle on your part.

Fine Line Buckthorn Shrub (Rhamnus frangula ‘Fine Line’) Rhamnus frangula ‘Fine Line’

How to Grow and Care for Fine Line Buckthorn Shrub

Fine Line Buckthorn Shrub (Rhamnus frangula ‘Fine Line’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 2-7 outdoors


It’s highly adaptable, but an adequate planting location is important for your Fine Line’s growth. When you’re ready to plant, choose an area with well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade (preferably an area that’s slightly shaded but receives 4 to 8 hours of sun each day). When it’s time to plant, dig a hole that’s twice the size of the shrub’s root ball, place your plant and backfill the soil, then water to settle the roots.


Water regularly during the first full growing season, about once per week. If you’re not sure when to water, simply check the soil about 2 to 3 inches down – if the soil is dry in this area, it’s time to water. After your Fine Line is established, it can thrive on rainfall alone.


Pruning is seldom necessary for this variety, but if you’d like to shape it, trim it during the fall season.


Apply a well-balanced, time-release fertilizer to your Buckthorn in the spring.

Fine Line Buckthorn Shrub (Rhamnus frangula ‘Fine Line’) Details

Common name Fine Line Buckthorn Shrub
Botanical name Rhamnus frangula ‘Fine Line’
Hardiness zone 2-7 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 5-7 ft.
Width 2-3 ft.