Rhamanus cathartica - Purging Buckthorn
Rhamanus cathartica – Purging Buckthorn is a native small tree / large dense shrub with grey-brown bark and spiny branches.
Flowers are yellow green with four petals and are pollinated by insects. After pollination, the female flowers develop into black berries
Useful for woodland planting or hedging. The leaves of Purging Buckthorn are an important food source for tiger moth larvae and caterpillars of the Brimstone butterfly.