20 years to reach maturity
Edible berries may be harvested in the summer, these are used for culinary purposes such as pies, jams, teas and wines.
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Sea Buckthorn Overview
Hippophae rhamnoides is also known by the common names sea buckthorn, sallow thorn, swallow thorn and willow thorn. It is a large, deciduous shrub species that produces thin, willow-like foliage with a silver colouration and thorny shoots. Small, yellow-green flowers lead onto attractive, bright orange berries. These are only produced on female plants as this species is dioecious and thus produces male and female flowers on individual plants. The berries are edible and nutritious but have a sour, astringent taste and are much better consumed after cooking as raw they are rather oily and not very nice to eat.
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Other uses of Sea Buckthorn
Banks, hedging and specimen. Producing ornamental fruits. Spring interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.
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