Hippophae rhamnoides
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Hippophae rhamnoides

sea berry
sea buckthorn

  family elaeagnaceae 
  genus hippophae 

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Genus  Hippophae Species  rhamnoides Variety  Cultivar  Common names  sea berry   sea buckthorn Family  ELAEAGNACEAE Specimen number  S10654 Data source  GrUnFr p309;MedPl p218;Xeri p300
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  10' - 25' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Hippophae rhamnoides can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. It prefers dry soils. Sea berry (also known as sea buckthorn) can survive short periods of drought.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  antiscorbutic   astringent Medicinal parts  Berries Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The nuts are 1/4 inch round enclosed in orange colored juicy acidic flesh. Its most notable nutritional component is vitamin C. As a food source, Hippophae rhamnoides is often used in jelly and in sauces. Sea berry (sometimes called sea buckthorn) is thought to have beneficial uses as either an antiscorbutic or an astringent. Herbal remedies are only prepared from the berries.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Layering Pollination method  Dioecious Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Jelly   Sauces Nutritional value  Vitamin C Edible parts  Nuts Description of edible parts 1/4 inch round enclosed in orange colored juicy acidic flesh Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Hippophae rhamnoides is dioecious, thus both a male and a female of the species are required in order to bear fruit. Propagation of Sea berry (in some places called sea buckthorn) can be achieved by layering. This plant is thought to originate from Western and central Asia.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Hippophae rhamnoides is a woody perennial. Sea berry (locally known in some parts as sea buckthorn) is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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