HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides

Commonly known as Sallow thorn, Sea buckthorn

Silvery leaves and orange-yellow berries, completely wind and salt resistant, good for hedging. Mixed sex plants only available.
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    grey-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long, silver-scaly to bronze-scaly on both surfaces
  • Green
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Bushy shrub or small tree with spiny shoots. Pollinated female plants produce long-lasting berries.
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun

HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides

individually £14.00 each , 10+ £13.00 each 
  • Additional Features
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    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
    Place of origin
    Europe, Asia, from Atlantic coasts to northwest China.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    To 2cm (¾in) long of inconspicuous flowers
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for a large shrub border
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • 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.

  • Seasonal Interest
  • 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)

Buy Varieties of HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides

HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides 'Leikora'

HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides 'Leikora'

Sallow thorn, Sea buckthorn, Sea buckthorn

female form with large and profuse late ripening orange-yellow fruits

£19.00 each 
HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides 'Pollmix'

HIPPOPHAE rhamnoides 'Pollmix'

Sallow thorn, Sea buckthorn

male form. Pollinator for Leikora

£19.00 each 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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