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HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides 'Leikora'

Commonly known as Sallow thorn, Sea buckthorn, Sea buckthorn

Female form producing large orange berries

£16.50 each


  • Deciduous - linear, grey-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long, silver-scaly to bronze-scaly on both surfaces
  • Green - yellow-green
  • Height - 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - 6m (20ft)
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging
  • Tall Shrub - bushy shrub or small tree with spiny shoots. Pollinated female plants produce heavy crops of edible, teardrop-shaped, bright orange fruits
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Good to know - use 'Pollmix' male for pollination. Form of the native sea-buckthorn. Wildlife plant - fieldfares in a hard winter, moths
  • Medicinal properties - vitamin C content is 15 times greater than that of oranges. Used in drinks and the oils in cosmetics
  • Pests & Diseases - trouble free
  • Place of origin - Europe, Asia, from Atlantic coasts to northwestern China
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - inconspicuous flowers in racemes to 2cm (¾in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable 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
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - preferably sandy
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Bird friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)

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