Dyer’s Buckthorn (Rhamnus saxatilis tinctorius)

R. tinctoria. Waldst.&Kit.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Dyer's Buckthorn
Rhamnus saxatilis tinctorius

A green dye is obtained from the leaves.

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    There is the suggestion that this species could be mildly poisonous[19, 65].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown in the autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed will require 1 – 2 months cold stratification and should be sown as early in the year as possible in a cold frame or outdoor seedbed. Germination is usually good, at least 80% by late spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current year’s growth, autumn in a frame. Layering in early spring.
Succeeds in any reasonably good soil. Calcicole, it does not succeed in acid soils. The species in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].
S.E. Europe to E. Asia.

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