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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.
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 - none
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