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Hippophae rhamnoides seeds

Hippophae rhamnoides seeds

Hippophae rhamnoides seeds mature in October.Common Name: sea buckthorn
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Elaeagnaceae
Native Range: Western China
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 8.00 to 12.00 feet
Spread: 8.00 to 12.00 feet
Bloom Time: March to April
Bloom Description: Yellow green (female) Brown (male)
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge, Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Fruit: Showy, Edible
Other: Thorns
Tolerate: Erosion
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    Hippophae rhamnoides, commonly called sea buckthorn, is a large, thorny-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub that typically grows to 8-12' tall and as wide. It sometimes grows in tree form, and may reach 20' tall or more in its native habitat. It is native to Europe, Northern Asia and China. It is often found growing in coastal areas, hence the common name. It is particularly noted for producing both willow-like silver-green leaves which are attractive throughout the growing season and long-lasting orange berries on female plants in fall. Narrow, linear, silver-green leaves (to 3" long) have a scaly surface. Non-showy, yellow-green, female flowers in small racemes appear on female plants in spring (March-April) before the leaves emerge. Male flowers bloom in tiny catkins on male plants at the same time. Female flowers give way to orange fall fruits (each to 1/3" long) which persist on the branches through winter. Fruits are used to make teas, jams, jellies, sauces and beverages, including an orange juice which is commercially produced in Germany and Russia. Fruits are rich in vitamins A, C and E, folic acid, carotenoids, and fatty acids. Branches are thorny.

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