Where male and female plants exist the females produce abundant orange fruit which persist into winter.

The fruit is used widely in products for consumption, as is the juice which is rich in oils. It separates on crushing into 3 layers. The upper layers are used for creams and liniments, the lower, the juice for edible products.

Genus of 3 species of deciduous, dioecious shrubs and trees from Europe and Asia, occurring on coastal dunes and in screes and on riverbanks in the mountains.

The UK native H. rhamnoides (only in the east) has been planted to stabilise sand dunes but can become invasive.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Dioecious trees and shrubs. Male and female plants required for fruit. Linear, silvery- or grey- green leaves. Orange fruits.
  • Full sun
    Requires an open site.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Used for windbreaks, hedging and stabilizing sand dunes.
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Europe, Asia.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil

Buy Varieties of HIPPOPHAE

HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides

HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides

Sallow thorn, Sea buckthorn

silvery leaves and orange-yellow berries, completely wind and salt resistant, good for hedging. Mixed sex plants only available.

individually £13.00 each , 10+ £12.00 each 
HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides 'Leikora'

HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides 'Leikora'

Sallow thorn, Sea buckthorn, Sea buckthorn

female form producing large orange berries

£19.00 each 
HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides 'Pollmix'

HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides 'Pollmix'

Sallow thorn, Sea buckthorn

male form. Pollinator for Leikora

£19.00 each 
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