Sea Buckthorn Shrub (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a hardy deciduous spiny shrub growing to 6m that produces edible berries containing an incredible amount of Vitamin C.
The fruit from the sea buckthorn is being investigated as a food that is capable of reducing the incidence of cancer and also as a means of halting or reversing the growth of cancers.
Native to the UK and grown in Scotland. The vibrant orange berries provide a show of colour in the winter months but you need a male and female plant to fruit. The silver foliage creates a nice contrast to the orange berries.
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.
Sea-buckthorn’s bright orange berries are an important Winter food for Fieldfares and Thrushes in particular.
- Grows to a max height of 6m
- Suitable for normal, chalk and clay soils
- Flowers in spring, fruits in Summer/Autumn
- Fully hardy
Supplied trees are around 10-20cm tall and have been cell grown. Branches may be trimmed and trees supplied without the pot for safe shipping.