About This Plant

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. These berries are prized for their medicinal and culinary uses, containing vitamins, antioxidants, and omega fatty acids. Sea buckthorn finds application in herbal remedies, juices, jams, and skincare products. Moreover, it serves in erosion control and horticulture for stabilizing coastal landscapes.

The Story

Leaf

The leaves of Hippophae rhamnoides are distinctive with their silvery-green appearance and narrow lance-shaped structure. These deciduous leaves are arranged alternately along the stems of the shrub. Each leaf is characterised by its willow-like shape, featuring a slender and elongated form with a pointed tip.

Produce

The most distinctive feature of sea buckthorn is its bright orange berries. These berries are small and round, about the size of a pea, and grow in clusters. The berries are rich in nutrients, including vitamins (especially vitamin C), minerals, antioxidants, and fatty acids.
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