Sea Buckthorn

Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a robust shrub native to coastal areas of Europe and Asia. It produces vibrant orange berries packed with nutrients and a tangy, citrus-like taste.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous shrub with a dense, thorny habit and narrow, silvery leaves. It produces clusters of small, orange berries.


The Produce

These berries are small and round, about the size of a pea, and grow in clusters.


The Flowers

Produces small, inconspicuous flowers in spring, followed by orange berries in autumn.


The Leaves

These deciduous leaves are arranged alternately along the stems of the shrub.


The Bark

The bark is dark brown and fissured, becoming more rugged with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained, sandy soils and full sun. Commonly found in coastal areas and dunes.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The berries are eaten by birds and are rich in nutrients.


The Culture

Valued for its nutritious berries, which are used in cooking, juices, and traditional medicine. Often planted for erosion control and soil stabilization.


Fun Facts

Sea Buckthorn is known for its high vitamin C content in its berries and its ability to thrive in harsh coastal conditions.

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