Hippophae Rhamnoides

 

Hippophae Rhamnoides, Sea Buckthorn. A deciduous upright spreading bushy shrub with spiny stems and narrow, grey-green scaly leaves, inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring followed by round orange fruit on female plants. Makes for an excellent specimen or border shrub. Max Height 6m. Max Spread 6m. Flowers April to May. Fruits June.

 

 

Plant in moist sandy well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.