Product Code: HR-BR-40/60
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Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Hedging Plants
Sea Buckthorn is one of the best hedging plants for windy, exposed, coastal situations. It is a native, ornamental prickly hedging plant noted for its edible orange berries high in both vitamins and antioxidants (use in pies, sauces, juices, beer, etc). The leaves of the Sea Buckthorn are slender, silvery, non-aromatic, masking its thorns. It does not like dry soil, and does well in wet sites, and is helpful improving soil conditions by setting nitrogen into the soil. Tiny yellow flowers in April and spikes that offer a security barrier. It has a long season as the berries will remain on the plant thru winter.
Sea Buckthorn has a fantastic ability to withstand those coastal gales, and salt spray making this the top hedging plant for shelter, and windbreak. It will grow in almost any soil type, but likes the sandy, dry conditions of the seaside.
Common Name: Sea Buckthorn
Rate of Growth: Quick growing, spreads by suckering and seeds
Fruit: Edible berries high in vitamins / antioxidants
Flowers: Tiny yellow
Planting Location: Full sun to partial shade, exposed, coastal areas
Soil Type: Tolerates almost all soil types, chalk and clay.
pH: neutral, alkaline
Fertilise: Rootgrow upon initial planting and thereafter
Planting Distance: 3 per metre single row for hedging
Height: 4-8 metres
Spread: 4-8 metres
Misc: How to spot male or female sea buckthorn –The species is dioecious, the sex cannot be determined in the seed or before 3-4 years of growth. However on fruiting plants, the buds are formed according to gender
Male plants – the buds are larger, more protruding and have 6-8 covering scales
Female plants – the buds are smaller, more elongated on the branch and have only two covering scales. Very small yellowish pistolate flowers appear before the leaves – late April to mid May
**Scot Plants Direct can only supply bareroot plants when they are dormant during the winter months from November to April annually.
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