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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.


Full Sun


3 ft

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:

Yellow or Orange

Year to Bear:

0-1 years

Chill Hours:


Botanical Name:

hippophae Rhamnoides 'Askola'

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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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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
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

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

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Sea Buckthorn.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Sea Buckthorn gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Sea Buckthorn again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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I need a male tree for pollination. Thanks for offering it!
Mary-Ellen L on Sep 18, 2016
I need a male tree for pollination. Thanks for offering it!
Mary-Ellen L on Sep 18, 2016
Are both female and male plants available now? 8/20/16
Roxanne F on Aug 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortualey we only have the male. It will be next season (2017 )before we have the female.
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.
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: You can try to plant it and see how it is doing in Fl. Traditionally it is a bit of a northern plant, though.
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.
Have a question about this? Ask people who own it.can i prepare tea from your sent berries
mikele on Jun 15, 2016

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