How to grow Rhamnus alaternus

Rhamnus alaternus grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Rhamnus also known as Italian buckthorn, Rhamnus alaternus perennial evergreen used as ornamental fragrant hedge plant, can grow in mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-10.

Leaves color green glossy elliptic to oval.

Rhamnus alaternus flower

Flower fragrant color green to yellow with five petals small flowers the flowers grow in clusters.

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How to grow Rhamnus alaternus growing and care:

Well-drained soil, moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
1-4 m

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
Fragrant green to yellow flowers with five petals small flowers the flowers grow in clusters.

Scientific name:

Rhamnus alaternus

How to grow Rhamnus alaternus

Rhamnus alaternus


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Fragrance
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9