~ ~ ~ WE OFFER BOTH PKT. & BULK SIZES ~ ~ ~ Sea Buckthorn, Hippophae Rhamnoides, Shrub Seeds Hardy, Adaptable, Easy to Grow, Nutritional Edible Fruits, Wildlife Food/Refuge, Cold, Salt, Wind and Drought Tolerant, Nitrogen Fixing, Medicinal Cold Hardy to Zone 3 ~!! With plenty to recommend it, Sea Buckthorn is widely used for healing in Asia and Europe, where it is valued as a potent anti-oxidant, a source for Vitamin C and a healing oil. The attractive small tree or shrub, also called Seaberry, is likely the most widely grown, northern hardy, fruiting plant in the world, but most Americans have never heard of it! In Europe, the sour, flavorful fruit is sweetened and its orange passion fruit like flavor makes fine sauces, jellies and a base for liqueurs. Blended with other fruits, it makes a delicious juice. The plants, native to the Russian Far East, are incredibly productive and a great choice for backyard fruit production! Sea Buckthorn is dioecious, with separate male and female plants. Narrow silver leaves and plentiful round, yellow-orange fruit cover the 6 to 10 feet tall, narrow, upright female forms. Sea Buckthorn withstands severe weather and grows huge root systems in poor soil (and fixes nitrogen in the soil). It can grow in low rainfall areas of mountains, sea coast and semi-desert areas. They are extremely hardy, to -50° F., disease resistant and easy to grow. Sowing Hippophae rhamnoides Seeds: Growing Info: Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days Germination: can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, sow seed 1/4 deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed
These ornamental shrubs grow 6 to 10 ft tall with narrow silver leaves and abundant clusters of yellow-orange 3/8 inch fruits in late summer and fall. The berries persist well into winter for enjoyment by birds.
The fruit is very high in Vitamins C, A and E and makes a delicious substitute for orange juice when sweetened, the flavor likened to a blend of orange and passion fruit. In Europe the fruit is also made into sauces, jellies and a base for liqueurs.
They are tolerant of salt in the air and soil, but demand full sunlight for good growth and do not tolerate shady conditions near larger trees. They typically grow in dry, sandy areas.