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Sea Buckthorn HedgeHippophae rhamnoides

Sea Buckthorn
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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
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  • 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

Step 1 - Select Root Type:

Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

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Planting Density
Sea Buckthorn 40/60cm bare root (Pre-Order Nov-19)
5 to 7per metre
Sea Buckthorn 60/90cm bare root (Pre-Order Nov-19)
5 to 7per metre
Sea Buckthorn 40/60cm 2L pot
3 to 5per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

Sea Buckthorn Hedge Plants Description

Sea Buckthorn is a UK native hedgerow and one of the components in our Native Coastal Hedging Packs which feature species ideal for coastal locations. 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. You can 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, making them in appearance to Rosemary whilst not being a fragrant hedging plant. 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

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)12 delivery charge (orders up to 60 incl VAT) Orders of 60 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page

It's Quick! - most orders are despatched within 3-5 working days!! (Some trees can be 7-10 days see product pages for info.)

Next Day Delivery is Available - We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873 to find out if your order is eligible.

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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
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