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.
Youll 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 youre 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.
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.
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 Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum 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
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