Hippophae rhamnoides - sea-buckthorn aka sea berry

Discussion in 'Botany Photo of the Day Submissions' started by pmurphy, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. pmurphy

    pmurphy Contributor

    Messages:
    878
    Likes Received:
    648
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    IMG_1478.JPG

    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
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

    Messages:
    11,030
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Britain zone 8/9
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

    pmurphy likes this.
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

    Messages:
    20,626
    Likes Received:
    511
    Location:
    WA USA (Z8)
    And 13 m (43 ft.) tall at Hillier Gardens in 2008, 14 m (46 ft.) high at Kew 2 years later.
     

Share This Page