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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.
DeciduousDioecious trees and shrubs. Male and female plants required for fruit. Linear, silvery- or grey- green leaves. Orange fruits.
Full sunRequires an open site.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowUsed for windbreaks, hedging and stabilizing sand dunes.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originEurope, Asia.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsAlkaline / Chalk lovingWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
Buy Varieties of HIPPOPHAE
silvery leaves and orange-yellow berries, completely wind and salt resistant, good for hedging. Mixed sex plants only available.
female form producing large orange berries
male form. Pollinator for Leikora