Berries start to ripen end August; may be used to make juice and jellies.
Latin name:Hippophae rhamnoides L.
Type of tree: broadleaf (introduced shrub)
Bark (colour and texture): branches gray and spiny
Leaves (shape, size, etc.): lance-shaped; light green above; silvery-white underneath
Height: 2 to 5 metres
Growth rate: medium
Fruit and flowers: small, yellowish flowers appear in spring before leaves; both male and female shrubs are required to produce the yellow/orange berry fruit; fruit remains on the shrubs throughout the winter
Soil: adapted to wide range of soil types; performs well in sandy soil; very tolerant of weather extremes; has low nitrogen requirements
Limitations: suckers profusely; both male and female plants are needed for fruit production