Buckthorn (Rhamnus spp.) are weeds of scrub, bush margins and plantations.
Identify the problem
Buckthorn is an evergreen shrub up to 5 metres tall with glossy, elliptical leaves about 6 cm long. It produces glossy red berries which turn black.
- Apply Weed Weapon Rapid Action ready to use, or Weed Weapon Extra Strength concentrate with Dye & Stick, all year round. Follow up on re-sprouting areas twice a year.
- Cut down the barberry and immediately apply Weed Weapon Invade Gel or Weed Weapon Stump Stop Gel to all cut ends to kill root systems effectively.
- Small patches can be dug out but ensure all roots are removed as these will re-sprout. Dispose of plant material at a refuse transfer station or burn. Check for regrowth.
Did You Know
- Buckthorn are plants in the Genus Rhamnus