Buckthorn Sea (Hippophae Rhamnoides) is a variety of Buckthorn that is prickly, with foliage that is green with hints of silver. It’s a deciduous hedge which makes for a magnificent and attractive addition to any garden or landscape, as well as keeping intruders at bay.
In the spring it produces bright yellow flowers, and if a female plant this will be followed with stunning deep, bright orange berries come autumn. These will normally linger into winter too.
Did you know in Greek mythology the Sea Buckthorn was the preferred food for Pegasus?, It was also believed to make soldiers stronger and used as medicine during the Roman Empire. The berries have Omega 3, 6, 9 and the extremely rare Omega 7 in them. It has long been used for many health benefits, including to help psoriasis, boost immunity and lower cholesterol. The berries are quite citrusy in taste, but are extremely high in nutritional value.
It is quite easy to grow this hedge as it naturally stabilises soil, and can grow up to 20 feet tall. It prefers to reside in a sunny spot and will flourish in soil that is well drained, as well as working really well in coastal areas as it is wind resistant. It is known for being a tough plant, and for putting up a good fight against frost. It is best to prune back the Buckthorn Sea in August to your desired height and width, as it can spread quickly along with its roots which make up an extensive system super fast.
We have a range of Buckthorn Sea plants available in bare root form. For more information on our Buckthorn Alder plants or any of our other hedging varieties, contact our specialist team members for more information.
Bare Root Hedging
These are field grown plants, lifted during the dormant season (normally November-April) and delivered ready for planting without any soil on the roots. The most cost-effective way to plant a new hedge.