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36 Fernleaf Buckthorn

(Rhamnus frangula ‘Asplenifolia’ )

A bushy, deciduous, slow-growing shrub/tree, with finely textured, scalloped leaves, this plant grows to 12 feet tall and almost as wide. The fernleaf buckthorn bears clusters of green flowers, followed by round red fruit that ripens to black in the fall. All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested. This tree is one of a kind on the campus.