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Commonly known as Sallow thorn, Sea buckthorn
Deciduousgrey-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long, silver-scaly to bronze-scaly on both surfaces
Tall ShrubBushy shrub or small tree with spiny shoots. Pollinated female plants produce long-lasting berries.
Very hardyHardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
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Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowThe native sea buckthorn. Wildlife plant - fieldfares in a hard winter, moths.Medicinal propertiesVitamin C content is 15 times greater than that of oranges. Used in drinks and the oils in cosmetics.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originEurope, Asia, from Atlantic coasts to northwest China.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeRacemesTo 2cm (¾in) long of inconspicuous flowers
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderSuitable for a large shrub borderCoastal / windswept
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilPreferably sandyNeutral to alkaline soil
WildlifeBee friendlyBird friendlyButterfly friendlyRabbit Resistant
Buy Varieties of HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides
female form with large and profuse late ripening orange-yellow fruits
male form. Pollinator for Leikora