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Hippophae rhamnoides

More About Hippophae rhamnoides

  • Inconspicuous, yellowish-white flowers appear before the leaves
  • Females produce bright orange berries prized for their high, vitamin C content
  • Silvery-green, narrow leaves on spiny stems
  • Upright, rounded, large shrub
  • Bloom Time: March to April

Interesting Notes:

Though there are male and female plants in this species, they were not grown as such. There are now male and female cultivars available.

Zone:

3

Height:

2-3 m

Spread:

2-3 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Common Sea Buckthorn Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tolerant of a range of soils and conditions, it is, however, best grown in a dry, sandy soil, in full sun or partial shade. 


Hippophae rhamnoides Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Edible
Edible
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Xeriscape
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Hippophae rhamnoides

Aronia melanocarpa

Aronia melanocarpa

Black Chokeberry