Hippophae are deciduous shrubs or small trees, with narrow, silvery leaves and inconspicuous flowers followed on female plants by orange fruits; both male and female plants must be grown for a good crop of berries
H. rhamnoides is a large deciduous shrub with narrow, willow-like, silvery leaves and thorny shoots. Flowers very small, yellow, followed by small, bright orange berries on female plants
Grow in an exposed or sheltered position in full sun; suitable for the mixed border or in coastal regions use as windbreak, hedging or stabilizing sand dunes. (info source: Royal Horticultural Society)
Genus - Hippophae
Species - Rhamnoides
Common name - Sea Buckthorn
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 7
Height - 6'-10' (1,80-3 m)
Spread - 24"-36" (60-90 cm)
Plant type - Shrub / Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic
Soil type - Clay, loam, well drained
Water requirements - Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Germination rate - 85%
Bloom season - Late Spring, Early Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Silver-gray / Yellow-green
|Germination||1. Soak in water, let stand in it for 24 hours.|
2. Cold / moist stratify for 60 days in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium.
3. Tamp the moist well drained soil and sow stratified seeds almost on surface – 1 mm deep. Keep at 15°C temperature.
Hippophae rhamnoides seeds will usually germinate in 30-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.