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Buckthorn, Sea

Hippophae rhamnoides

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  • £2.39
Size / Type Price per item for
1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Tr 60-90cm
Tr Fem 20-30cm
Tr Mal 20-30cm
Tr Mix 20-30cm
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Tr = Bare Root Transplant

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Fast growing, native, thorny, deciduous plant. Slender silvery leaves, masses of orange-yellow berries on female plants in autumn if they have been pollinated by non-berrying male plants. Edible berries high in vitamin C last all winter and can be used in marmalade or provide good food for birds. 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 ample pollen for pollination, but no berries.

d) Mix of 1 male (H. r. Poolmix) to 5 female (H. r. Leikora) to give maximum berrying.RL>>

HEDGE Trim in August. For hedges 1.5 - 2.4m (5 - 8ft). Plant 60cm (2ft) apart.

SHRUB 2.4 x 2.4m (8 x 8ft).

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Buckthorn, Sea is available as:

Tr = Bare Root Transplant

Bare-Root Plants (Transplants)

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Transplanted plants have been lifted from the ground and replanted. This encourages a better fibrous root system and makes the plant stronger and bushier.


Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

We recommend planting Buckthorn, Sea in a single row 60cm/2ft apart.

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.


Hedging - As a general rule, plants grown for hedging need pruning to encourage side branching. Usually the harder a plant is pruned the bushier it will be. If they are not pruned there is a danger that the hedges will be thin and bare at the base and that the tips of the plants will die back. If the plant is naturally bushy, less or sometimes no pruning will be needed to achieve a dense hedge.

Buckthorn, Sea: Cut back by about one third the leading and long side shoots and repeat during the second winter.

    • SKU
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • Good for Wildlife/Bees
    • Native
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Costal Areas
      Suitable for Dry Shade
      Suitable for Windy Sites
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Hedge Height
      1.5-2.4m (5-8ft)
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      2.4m (8ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      30-45cm (1-1.5ft)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Bare Root Transplant, 60-90cm (2-3ft)
      Bare Root Transplant Mix, 20-30cm (8-12ins)
      Bare Root Transplant Male, 20-30cm (8-12ins)
      Bare Root Transplant Female, 20-30cm (8-12ins)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Bare Root