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Sea Buckthorn

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Common name: SEA BUCKTHORN, seaberry, sandthorn

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
  • Form: shrub

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