GLEBE TREES AND SHRUBS
Glossy buckthorn (Ramnus frangula)
May 10, 2008 on Queen Elizabeth Drive just east of the Bank Street Bridge
Glossy buckthorn leaves are shiny, toothless, and there are no terminal thorns on the shoots.
These photographs were taken May 10, 2008 on Queen Elizabeth Drive just east of the Bank Street Bridge.
Similar speciesEuropean buckthorn have fine teeth and terminal thorns. Both have shiny leaves but glossy buckthorn may be a
little glossier. The bark appears to be quite different. This tree has a flat smooth gray bark, vs the birch-like
peeling dark gray bark of European buckthorn.
List of trees and shrubs with alternate, simple, untoothed leaves