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Also called sea buckthorn

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. Seaberries will hold onto the bush into winter, providing unique seasonal landscape appeal as well as a food source for wildlife.

Not to be confused with “buckthorn”, which is a different plant.

To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when shopping for a seaberry plant.

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether seaberry plants will produce fruit or even survive. Before ordering a plant, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.

Proper Pollination

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.