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Rhamnus evergreen shrubs

Rhamnus evergreen shrubsRhamnus, also known as Buckthorn, are fine evergreen shrubs, of hardy habit and quick growth. They may be grown in any soil, but prefer a sheltered situation, and are very suitable for planting near the sea.

Rhamnus Latifolius has handsome broad leaves. Some, such as Rhamnus Alaternus and Rhamnus Catharticus, attain large proportions, the former reaching thirty feet and the Rhamnus Catharticus ten feet in height. They may be propagated by layers or by seed.