Hippophae- Sea Buckthorn

Deciduous shrubs which are particularly wind-resistant.

Situation:

In coastal gardens, where few other plants will grow; but also inland, where the sea buckthorn can grow to enormous size.

Soil:

The soil must contain a certain amount of chalk.

Propagation:

From seed, from ground shoots, or from cuttings.

Hippophae rhamnoides: Height to 4 m; flowering season towards the end of spring; the flowers being insignificant. The twigs are strongly thorned and covered in silvery scales; willow-like, almost sessile leaves. The orange fruits appear only when a female buckthorn has been fertilised by a male specimen, for the shrub is dioecious.

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