Knowledge and resources about plants and planting are so vast they can be overwhelming. The best approach is to take advantage of information based on your areas of interest and then seek the guidance of a plant professional. Your local nursery or garden center has inspired people ready to offer advice.
You’ve spent hours at your local garden center carefully selecting the colors, textures, and varieties you want to place in your landscape. You even took notes so that you could ask questions of the staff at the garden center, to be sure you select the right plants for the right place.
According to a 2010 tree census conducted by the U.S. Forest Service and The Morton Arboretum, buckthorn is the most common tree in the Chicago region. Common, or European, Buckthorn, and glossy buckthorn were brought to the midwest to be used as hedging material.