Native to Europe and Asia, seaberry plants (Hippophae rhamnoides) are adaptable fruiting shrubs that make lovely additions to the landscape. These attractive plants feature bright orange clusters of berries and narrow, silvery-green leaves, and are often grown in hedgerows as ornamental shrubs. These bushes thrive with full sun in dry, sandy locations and are tolerant of salty soil and air, since they are commonly found on sea coasts. The seaberry shrub even helps to improve poor soils with its nitrogen fixation. As these plants mature, they may develop thorns that can be pruned off if desired. Seaberries are high in vitamins, oils, and antioxidants — ideal for making nutritious juices, jellies, sauces, and smoothies. Seaberry fruit clusters hold well to the branches, so harvest often involves removing fruit-laden branches, freezing them, and later shaking the berries loose. Seaberries will hold onto the bush into winter, providing unique seasonal landscape appeal as well as a food source for wildlife. [Also called “sea-buckthorn” — Not to be confused with “buckthorn”, which is a different plant.]
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Pollination by a different variety is key to the success of seaberry plants. Often, its absence is why plants produce poorly or don’t bear fruit. Be sure to check the description of the plant you’re interested in to see which pollinators our experts suggest.
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Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.