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  • Sea Buckthorn for Sale

    Sea Buckthorn for Sale

    Sea Buckthorn for Sale

 
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Sea Buckthorn

hippophae Rhamnoides 'Askola'

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Growing Zones: 3-8
(hardy down to -30℉)



Growing Zones 3-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-10 ft.

Mature Width:

4-5 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

3 ft

Growth Rate:

Fast

Harvest Time:

October

Fruit Color:

Yellow or Orange

Year to Bear:

0-1 years

Chill Hours (minimum):

300

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

hippophae Rhamnoides 'Askola'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Sea Buckthorn is Transforming the Landscape

  • Exceptional ornamental beauty with attractive silver-green foliage
  • Delicious fruit with high vitamin content
  • Grows well in a variety of locations
  • Great for making homemade jams, jellies and juices


Plant a Sea Berry

The Sea Buckthorn is a hardy, winner that seems to have it all. Intriguing looks with the convenience of a self-sufficient shrub, this female Sea Berry has the bonus of producing an abundance of delicious fruit that's just what the doctor ordered. Packed with tons of vitamin C, the first thing you notice about the numerous berries flooding your tree is their striking, vivid color. Hanging in clusters like bright-orange grapes, the Sea Berries themselves complement the silvery-green foliage that surrounds them. Standing out in the landscape with distinctive visual beauty, the Sea Berry reaches impressive heights of up to 10 feet. It also has another unusual benefit: Its nitrogen fixing ability improves the soil surrounding it. Just one more reason to add the Sea Buckthorn to your list of 'must haves' in your garden or landscape.

The Wonder Berry has Arrived

By now, most people know about all of the wonderful health properties found in berries. And the Sea Buckthorn is no exception. Chock full of vitamin C, this large berry has 7 times the amount of vitamin C contained in lemons. Not only that, its assortment also includes healthy doses of vitamins A and E. Although you can enjoy Berries right off the tree, the best way to prepare them is in homemade jellies and jams. It's slightly acidy flavor turns freshly squeezed juices into a refreshing, vitamin-rich treat the whole family will enjoy. No wonder the Sea Berry is one of the most widely planted varieties throughout the orchards of Europe.

A Pollinator

The Male Sea Berry does not set fruit. This ornamental shrub is used to pollinate the female Sea Buckthorn plants. One male will pollinate 6-8 female plants.

Make sure you purchase at least one of each to get fruit.

Make a healthy choice. Get your Sea Berry today!





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Buckthorns in the Bay Area
Buckthorn is a very northerly plant that has a chance to grow in the Bay Area of California. Mine are not doing exceedingly well, growing slowly and not producing any berries yet in their second year. I am protecting them from too much sun, but am not sure the claying soil in my garden is optimal.
August 26, 2016
Santa Rosa, CA
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growing beautiful
I had two of them died they came broken I believe due to the shipping but thanks to fast growing they sent me a replacement and now they start to have a new leafs and growing
October 19, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Sea Buckthorn


Sea Buckthorn Planting Diretions

The Sea Buckthorn (hippophae Rhamnoides 'Askola') is a fast growing, deciduous shrub also known as the “sea berry.” Recommended for USDA growing zones 3-8, it’s very hardy down to -30 degrees and also salt tolerant, making it a great addition to your garden if you live near the ocean. Reaching mature heights of 6-10 feet and a width of 4-5 feet, it’s perfect for small spaces. You’ll enjoy their beautiful silver-green leaves that are commonly used in florists displays and also the drooping orange clusters of berries. The health benefits alone are worth growing these plants. Not only do they contain vitamins A, C & E, but the leaves and flowers can be used for treating arthritis, ulcers, gout and skin rashes. Use the leaves in a tea to help with blood pressure, lowering cholesterol and boosting immunity. While some enjoy eating the berries straight off the vine, the tart and acidic flavor is even more enjoyable in jellies, jams, juices and even wines and liquor.

Seasonal Information: Since these plants are cold hardy, they can be grown almost anywhere.

Location: Low light will decrease your harvest, so be sure to choose a location where your Sea Buckthorn will receive full sunlight. They also require well-draining soil so be sure to amend the soil when planting with compost or peat moss to improve drainage if needed. Avoid using manure as it will provide excessive amounts of nitrogen and stunt the root production. They prefer a pH range of 6 to 7.

Planting Instructions:
1) Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and equal in depth.
2) Remove your Sea Buckthorn from its container and place it inside the hole, keeping the top of the root ball even with the ground.
4) Ensure that your plant is straight, spread the roots out evenly and begin to backfill the hole with the existing soil, tamping down lightly as you fill to prevent air pockets.
5) Water the soil immediately after planting which will help to settle the soil and remove any additional air pockets.
7) Apply a layer of mulch around your plant to conserve moisture and help keep grass and weeds from growing.

Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist but be sure not to saturate it. Overwatering can cause the leaves to turn yellow and droopy, while under watering will cause them to dry up and turn brown and crisp.

Fertilization: Feed your plants yearly in spring using a well balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10.


Harvesting: The female Sea Buckthorn needs a male to be able to fruit. One male plant can pollinate anywhere from 6-8 female plants. The males are only ornamental and do not fruit. When your berries are ready for harvesting in late summer and early fall, they will appear firm and have a uniform color. Since the branches have a thorny structure, they can be shaken to help remove berries.

Pests and Diseases: The Japanese Beetle is the most common threat to the Sea Buckthorn, but can be removed by hand or with an organic pesticide.

Pruning: Be sure to prune your plants in late winter to remove any criss-crossing or broken branches. You’ll want to be sure your plant has plenty of airflow and exposure to sun as possible between branches.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
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Supposed to be exceptionally good for you & I have 10 acres to plant on.
Betty on Feb 18, 2018
I need a male tree for pollination. Thanks for offering it!
Mary-Ellen L on Sep 18, 2016
Supposed to be exceptionally good for you & I have 10 acres to plant on.
Betty on Feb 18, 2018
I first saw this plant on the Iowa State University campus and it was a showstopper! Beautiful blue/green foliage and bright orange fruit--great for attracting birds.
thomas t on Dec 30, 2017
I need a male tree for pollination. Thanks for offering it!
Mary-Ellen L on Sep 18, 2016
I first saw this plant on the Iowa State University campus and it was a showstopper! Beautiful blue/green foliage and bright orange fruit--great for attracting birds.
thomas t on Dec 30, 2017
Any chance of growing this in Ormond Beach, Florida? That is zone 9, but if planted east of a Live Oak for afternoon shade? Or is that just too far south, no matter what?
BD S on Mar 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend planting outside growing zones 3-8.
how can I get male AND female plant?
Ilona A on Apr 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We typically sell both, but we are currently sold out of the male.
Is this like a Kiwi plant to which it requires both male and female?
Nic F on Jan 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I plant one male plant for every two female plants; you could have even more female plants if the male plant is strategically placed. In other respects it is not like the kiwi: it is a relatively small upright (not climbing) northern plant with quite a bit of salt tolerance. It is native to the Baltic sea and the Gulf of Bothnia.
I have your male Askola buckthorn. Will the Askola pollinate a female Leikora buckthorn?
Scott R on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will. Names do not matter, but the growing conditions will. Buckthorn is a plant that likes to grow in places where there is salt in the air from the oceans. Too far inland and hot and the buckthorn wilts.
Will it grow and produce fruit in Hawaii?
Jon N on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 3-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Have a question about this? Ask people who own it.can i prepare tea from your sent berries
mikele on Jun 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: MAKE TEA ,JUICE, JAM, YOU NAME IT...VERY HEALTHY AND IN EUROPE AND GERMANY VERY POPULAR

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