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Sea-buckthorn

Characteristics

Height and Spread Sea-buckthorn can grow up to 4.5 metres in height and may have a crown width of 2 to 3 metres.

Hardiness Zone 3

Preferred growing conditions Grows best in coarse-textured soils with full sun or light shade. Prefers lots of subsoil moisture but does not like to get water-logged or grow in ponded sites.

Form Sea-buckthorn branches spread out and open, creating an irregular rounded shape.

Flower/seeds Yellow flowers grow out from branches and later turn into leaves.

Leaf Sea-buckthorn leaves are narrow, with silvery-green scales that turn greyish-green in the fall. Leaves can be up to 7 cm in length and half a centimetre in width.

Bark/wood Bark is greyish-brown with thorns.

Berries Bright orange berries containing a seed appear in the fall and remain on the tree throughout the winter.

Pruning Prune to keep shape.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

None