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Sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Robert Mineau)
Hippophae rhamnoides.



Origin and description

Sea buckthorn is a shrub or often thorny shrub with very decorative and narrow deciduous.

Sea buckthorn is a suckering shrub with twisted irregularly shaped trunks. It has dense foliage that is greyish green on top and silvery green beneath. It is dioecious, meaning that both a male and female plant are required for the plant to produce fruit. The orange berries last through part of the winter on the plant.

Common name


Latin name (genus)

Hippophae rhamnoides

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Elaeagnaceae

Growing conditions

This plant is perfectly adapted to coastal and roadside conditions in that it tolerates salt, dry soil and wind.

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Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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