Mediterranean buckthorn. An evergreen shrub or small tree up to 5 metres with small fragrant creamy flowers in spring and red berries in autumn. Seeds are distributed by birds. A good choice for a mixed wildlife hedge, particularly in unimproved soils. Once established, it can grow very quickly and will only require natural rainfall. It tolerates shade and full sun, so is useful in native species hedges and planting containing shading tree canopies.
The dense dark green foliage is often variable in shape and colour. It is an indigenous evergreen that is often ignored. Many of the plants found locally are growing in amongst wild Olive, Myrtles and Pistacia so are often unseen, however they form an integral part of this vegetation system. When these "wild" species are cut or trimmed once or twice a year, along roadsides and in entrance ways, they form a formidable hedge evergreen hedge.
If you require large numbers of this plant, please order them in advance for the next winter's planting.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.