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Hippophae ramnoides (Sea Buckthorn, Hippophae)

Hippophae ramnoides (Sea Buckthorn, Hippophae)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Silver Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Hippophae ramnoides Description

Hippopea has outstanding silver grey foliage and a spiny dense habit that makes it an ideal screening plant on a boundary or at the back of a border - especially for sheltering very exposed spots. Sea Buckthorn also produces prodigious quantities of juicy orange berries that provide a valuable winter food source for birds.

Hippophae ramnoides - Cultivation Notes

Sea Buckthorn is a super tough drought tolerant native shrub that flourishes in a sunny dry spot, ideally in an open exposed location. This tall shrub requires a dry soil, being ideally suited for planting in extreme coastal conditions. You can trim to shape for a dense prickly hedge which will put of any intruder.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Hippophae ramnoides:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Design & Plant Use for Hippophae ramnoides:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Evergreen shrub suitable for planting in a shady location

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