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Common Buckthorn
(Rhamnus cathartica) was first brought to Minnesota from Europe in the mid-1800s as a very popular hedging material. Shortly after its introduction here, it was found to be quite invasive in natural areas. The nursery industry stopped selling it in the 1930s, but many buckthorn hedges may still be found in older neighborhoods throughout Minnesota.

Glossy Buckthorn (Frangula alnus), hails from Europe, has been sold by the nursery trade in three different forms. The cultivar Columnaris has a narrow and tall form; the cultivars Aspenifolia and Ron Williams have narrow leaves that give them a fern-like texture. This buckthorn aggressively invades wetlands including acidic bogs, fens and sedge meadows.

Issues commonly caused by Buckthorn.

  • It fights plants for nutrients, light, and moisture.
  • Buckthorn degrades wildlife
  • It is a threat to forests, wetlands, prairies, and other natural habitats
  • Buckthorn creates erosion by shading out other plants that grow on the forest floor
  • It serves as valuable host to other pests, such as crown rust fungus and soybean aphid
  • It produces an impenetrable layer of vegetation
  • Buckthorn lacks "natural controls" like insects or disease that would curb its growth