- What is it? Both shrubs can reach 20' - 25'
tall and have dark bark with silvery marks called lenticels.
Common has dull, green, toothed-edged leaves and female
plans have dark fruits in fall and winter. The
Glossy's leaves are untoothed and shiny on top.
- What's the problem? Native to Eurasia, both were
introduced in North America as ornamentals.
Well-established and spread y seed in Wisconsin, they form
dense thickets in southern woodlands and aggressively
competes with native plants
- How is it spread? It is spread by seed.
- How do I recognize it?
- Plants are up to 25' tall
- Common has dull,
- Common likes well-drained soils
- Glossy has shiny,
- Glossy prefers moist soil
Grows as a bushy shrub
- Bark has silvery marks (lenticels)
- Look alike plants. There are other
varieties of native buckthorn but none grow as tall.
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