Hippophae rhamnoides - sea-buckthorn aka sea berry

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    An 8 - 10 ft zone 3a deciduous shrub that produces edible berries rich in vitamins A, C and E (among other things). This plant freely suckers so be sure to contain it, and it also has long lance like thorns so care must be taken when working around it
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Native over here on coasts - here's a natural population at Aberlady Bay, southeast Scotland, in November a couple of years ago. Grows taller than you give, easily to 6 m, rarely 8 m tall. The berries are spectacular.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    And 13 m (43 ft.) tall at Hillier Gardens in 2008, 14 m (46 ft.) high at Kew 2 years later.
     

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