Prices include delivery to mainland UK. £50 minimum order. 30/5: Seed orders typically delivered inside a week, plug plants 2 to 3 weeks.

Sea-buckthorn berries
Sea-buckthorn

Sea-Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

Sea-buckthorn isn't actually a Buckthorn, but it is a native species, originally found on the east coast. It is extremely hardy and salt tolerant. 

Sea-buckthorn's bright orange berries are an important Winter food for Fieldfares and Thrushes in particular. In the Neolithic they were also a (rather unpleasant) staple for humans, although I have seen recipes for jelly and even a "topping for cheesecake" (!). I used to have a very nice French perfume with Sea-buckthorn as a key ingredient, though this seems to remain something of a speciality in a sub-region in Provenance. Sea-Buckthorn is also a food plant for Emperor and Ash Pug moth larvae, among others.

Please be careful where you plant Sea-Buckthorn; outside its natural range it can be invasive, particularly when planted in sand dunes. See below for more details.

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£3.15
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£3.15
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Relisting in summer for delivery from November 2022
Prices include VAT and delivery to mainland UK.

Sea-Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

Like all the native trees we sell, our Sea-buckthorns are grown in the UK from UK origin seed.

Suppliers: Perrie Hale Forest Nursery, RV Roger, British Hardwood Trees.    

See our planting and size guide for details and tips on planting. Our Sea-buckthorn plants are all bare root, and are consequently available for delivery from November until March. During this period there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching, due to weather conditions or pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence. Orders for Sea-buckthorn placed between March and September are confirmed in October ready for dispatch from November.

Size

  • Ultimate Height

    8m

  • Ultimate Spread

    8m

  • Time to Ultimate Height

    Over 20 years

Soil

  • Type

    Sand, loam

  • pH

    Neutral, alkaline

Situation

  • Position

    Sheltered or exposed

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

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