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Sea Buckthorn HedgeHippophae rhamnoides

Sea Buckthorn
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) LeavesSea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) BerriesSea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) Full HedgeSea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) Dense BerriesSea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) Leaves and Branch

Sea Buckthorn HedgeHippophae rhamnoides

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Sea Buckthorn is a native, ornamental prickly dediduous hedging plant, commonly found in coastal positions but which also does very well inland, even in very cold positions.More InformationMore Information
  • Average Growth Rate
  • Blue Flowers
  • Deciduous
  • Grows to 6m
  • Has Berries
  • Prickly
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, chalk and clay soils, full sun to semi shaded areas and inland, exposed and coastal sites
  • Growth Rate: Average growing, expect 20-40cm a year
  • Height: Easily maintained at 1-4m

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Bare Root

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Root Ball

Root Ball

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Instant Hedging

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Planting Density
Sea Buckthorn 40/60cm bare root
3 to 7per metre
Sea Buckthorn 60/90cm bare root
3 to 7per metre
Sea Buckthorn 40/60cm 2L pot
3 to 5per metre

Product Details
Product Details

Sea Buckthorn Hedge Plants Description

Sea Buckthorn is one of the components in our mixed hedging for coastal sites. It is noted for its plentiful edible orange berries which are very high in vitamins and antioxidents (use in pies, preserves, sauces and juices) and attractive delicate silvery foliage.

For a good supply of berries, it needs to be in a sunny situation, see more edible choices here. It's very useful in wet sites (it does not like dry soil) and can fix nitrogen in the soil so it's helpful in improving poor soils.

The leaves are long and narrow and intially silvery on both upper and undersides, but turning sage green with maturity. This plant spreads quickly, both by sucker and seed, so it needs a little bit of maintenance.

According to Greek legend, Sea Buckthorn was the favourite food of Pegasus, the winged horse and today, many horse supplements contain berries or leaves from this plant, thought to improve equine health. The berries are edible and full of Vitamin C (but can have a purging effect - you were warned!) Oil from the berries is frequently used in skin care products. It was used by Russian astronauts to protect against sun burn and to treat victims of the Chernobyl disaster. All in all, it's worth its weight in silver!

Bare root plants are only available from november to late April/early May.

See also our range of flowering hedge plants and our intruder proof hedging plants.

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed next to the products below. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long you’re willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section. Prices shown are the price per plant unless otherwise stated.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

General hedge trimming should be done twice a year, once in early June and again in late September. It is important to prune at the right time, so as not to remove new growing shoots.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

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