Rhamnus cathartica – Common Buckthorn Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Rhamnus Cathartica is a great choice for a difficult situation as it is a very tough and resilient large shrub / small tree that grows on nearly all soils and can tolerate full sun and shade.

Common Buckthorn will form thorny thickets that are quite impenetrable and make a home to all sorts of wildlife. The plant produces yellow and green flowers in spring, followed by red berries that ripen to black in autumn. The oval dark green glossy leaves turn yellow before falling in autumn.

These plants are bare root, available to plant when dormant in winter, we supply from November – April.

Please select the size and quantity of your Common Buckthorn tree below.

If the tree size you require is not listed please call for current availability and delivery options as we are always updating the stock we have for sale at our tree nursery in Essex.

  • Available in Packs
  • £21.00

Availability: In Stock

Qty Bare Root Pack Size Price
40/60cms (25 plants) £21.00
40/60cms (50 plants) £42.00
40/60cms (100 plants) £78.00
40/60cms (250 plants) £180.00
40/60cms (500 plants) £360.00
40/60cms (750 plants) £525.00
40/60cms (1000 plants) £660.00

Rhamnus cathartica – Common Buckthorn Bare Root Plants

Plant Information

  • Size: 40/60cm.
  • Botanical name/s: Rhamnus cathartica
  • Common name/s: Common Buckthorn
  • Flower / Foliage:  Yellow and green flowers in spring are followed by red berries which turn to black. Oval dark green glossy leaves turn yellow in autumn
  • Plant type: Deciduous
  • Flowering period: Spring
  • Mature height: 6m
  • Mature spread: Up to 4m 
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Recommended usage: Rhamnus cathartica are a great option for wildlife friendly gardens and mixed scrub land adding interest with the spring flowers and autumn berries
  • Nursery grown: Yes

After Care / Plant Maintenance

  • Common Buckthorn bare root plants must be heeled-in firmly around the base when planted. Bare root plants will benefit from watering in the early stages of establishment.
  • Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
  • Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
  • Remove any weeds from around the base of the Rhamnus cathartica (including grass).
  • Position/Aspect: Full sun to partial shade. 
  • Soil:  Moist well drained, it will tolerate most soil types likes full sun to partial shade.
  • Hardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK.
  • Plant maintenance: Low maintenance. 

How do I order from King & Co?

Order online

Your order may be placed via our Online Shop, which is fast simple and secure.

After your Online Shop order has been placed we will send an order confirmation email to the email address provided. This will provide you with details of your order, including the order number, which you should check and retain for your records. If there is an error in your order requirement, please contact us as soon as possible quoting your order number, so that we can rectify prior to dispatch.

Phone us

We will take your credit or debit card payment over the phone. Simply call us on 01376 340469 and one of our experienced team are always available to discuss your order 7 days a week.

From our Nursery

Collect your trees or shrubs from our Nursery in Rayne.


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How can I expect delivery from King & Co?

Overnight to your door

We can delivery to you anywhere in England and Wales via an overnight courier service (two days for Scotland & Ireland).

Via Online Shop

Orders placed via our Online shop if placed by 12 noon Monday –Thursday can be delivered to you the very next day. If placed on a Friday - Sunday delivery would be on Tuesday.

We deliver by national overnight courier service.

Should you require a specific delivery date, let us know in advance and we will arrange for your delivery to arrive on your required date.

Every tree and plant is packed to ensure your order arrives safely.

For large trees or quantities of trees and plants

Please phone us to discuss, we are usually able to deliver to you via a dedicated vehicle.

For local deliveries

We will deliver to you in our local area and we will be pleased to arrange this with you whilst you are visiting our Nursery or via the phone. We also provide a planting service.

Planting service

We have our own installation teams to carry out planting in Southern & Eastern England. Please call us to discuss, we are always happy to provide you a quotation.