Hippophae rhamnoides

Common Sea Buckthorn

Garden(s):

Trees Shrubs

Type:

Shrub

Height:

3-4 m (9.8-13 ft)

Spread:

3 m (9.8 ft)

Light:

Full sun, Part shade

Water:

Low, Moderate

Zone:

2

Bloom Time:

May

Bloom Colour:

Yellow

Foliage Colour:

Silver-Green

Soil:

Adaptable, Sandy, Saline

Notes:

Orange berry on female tree in August provides winter interest, Spiny, use caution because this shrub is considered invasive in parts of Canada and has been removed from some natural areas in Calgary.

“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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