Frangula alnus

An ornamental European species that is considered invasive. Birds spread the seeds. The leaves are alternate and there are no "thorns". Its bark is gray to brown with white lenticels. 

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
glossy buckthorn
Type: 
Non-Native
Shrubs, Trees
Native Region: 
Europe
Status: 
Prohibited/Regulated in NY State
Moisture: 
Moist
Light: 
Part Shade

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