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Hippophae rhamnoides

Suitable for any normal soil and position and the following 
Ultimate Height8ft (2.4m)Exposed/WindyYes
Hedge Height5-8ft (1.5-2.4m)Damp ShadeNo
Av. Growth/Year*1-1.5ft (30-45cm)Dry ShadeYes
Wet SitesNo
NativeYesCoastal AreasYes
EvergreenNoChalky SoilNo

Av. Growth/Year* = Average growth per year in first 10-20 years, click here for more details.

BUCKTHORN, SEA (Hippophae rhamnoides)
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Slender silvery leaves and orange-yellow berries. Grown as a shrub.

Fast growing native deciduous thorny plant, excellent by the sea. Slender silvery leaves, masses of persistent orange-yellow berries in autumn which stay on the bush all winter. Berries high in vitamin C and can be used in marmalade.
Can be very invasive if planted on or near sand dunes, so it should not be planted near such areas. Well drained soil.
We can supply:
a) Seed grown plants which will be a random mix of male and female.
b) Female plants (Hippophae rhamnoides Leikora) which bear masses of very large orange berries which in autumn contrast beautifully with the slim sliver foliage. These will need a male pollinator to produce berries.
c) Male plants (Hippophae rhamnoides Poolmix), these provide able pollen for pollination, but no berries.
d) Mix of 1 male (H. r. Poolmix) to 5 female (H. r. Leikora) to give maximum berrying.
HEDGE Trim in August. For hedges 5-8ft (1.5-2.4m). Plant 2ft (60cm) apart.
SHRUB 8ft x 8ft (2.4m x 2.4m)

 Price per plant for

Calculate how many plants required for a length of hedge

 Tr 2-3ft


Currently out of stock.
 Tr Female 8-12ins


Currently out of stock.
 Tr Male 8-12ins
5.995.695.254.60 In Stock.
 Tr Mix (1:5) 8-12ins
5.995.695.254.60 105699 Sorry unable to check stock levels for this item

Tr = Transplanted, click here for more details.

We can only sell bare-rooted plants when they are dormant. Orders for bare-rooted plants will be sent when the plants are dormant again (depending on the weather this is normally in November). We still have a wide range of pot grown and cell grown plants available for despatch or collection.

We don't charge your credit card for goods until they are about to be despatched. Orders received before October will be charged at this season's prices. We process orders on a first come, first served basis so to get your plants as early as possible please place your order now.


Please enter length of hedge you require below. The number of plants and price for these will then be shown on the right hand side.

Length of Hedge

Planting Distance2ft/60cm
No Plants 
Tr  2-3ft
Tr Female   8-12ins
Tr Male   8-12ins
Tr Mix (1:5)   8-12ins

Due to unprecedented demand we only have a limited amount of stock left this season and there is small delay before despatching plants. When you place an order we will confirm by email within 3 days if we are able to fulfil your order this season. We do not charge cards until orders are despatched.

All prices include VAT where applicable.

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