Plant Care Hollyleaf buckthorn

Hollyleaf buckthorn

Also known as

Hollyleaf buckthorn, Spiny redberry and Redberry

Taxonomy

Rhamnus crocea
Rhamnus
Rhamnaceae
Rosales

How to care for Hollyleaf buckthorn

Water

How often to water your Hollyleaf buckthorn

Water needs for Hollyleaf buckthorn
0.5 cups
every 9

Hollyleaf buckthorn needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Hollyleaf buckthorn in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hollyleaf buckthorn: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Hollyleaf buckthorn may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Hollyleaf buckthorn

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Hollyleaf buckthorn: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Hollyleaf buckthorn after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Hollyleaf buckthorn

Hollyleaf buckthorn


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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