A picture of a Sea Buckthorn

Sea Buckthorn

Hippophae spp.

E8304-Kosh-Kol-sea-buckthorn by Vmenkov (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    More images of Sea Buckthorn

    A Hippophae tree branch with orange berries
    A close up of a Hippophae flower
    A group of  Hippophae orange berries hanging from a tree

    Sea Buckthorn Overview

    Hippophae is a genus of deciduous shrubs and small trees in the Elaeagnaceae family. This genus is native to the Northern Hemisphere, where they are found along sea coasts, in semi-deserts and above the treeline in mountainous parts of Europe and Asia. There are 6 accepted species in this genus commonly known as sea buckthorns and they are usually cultivated in coastal regions for their berries and as windbreaks, hedging plants or to stabilise sand dunes.

    How to propagate Sea Buckthorn

    Cuttings

    Softwood cuttings in summer.

    Seed

    Seed in autumn.

    Other uses of Sea Buckthorn

    Grown for their foliage and showy fruits. Is suitable for coastal areas, where it is wind resistant and excellent as hedging. Suitable for coastal conditions.