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Beaked Hazelnut vs Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry)

Corylus cornuta

Hippophae rhamnoides L.

Beaked Hazelnut
Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry)

Beaked Hazelnut is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub native to North America.

It features smooth, grey bark and edible nuts. Beaked Hazelnut prefers a rich sandy-clay loam but will grow on poorer sites, and can be used as an understory shrub.

Sea Buckthorn (increasingly known as Seaberry) is a shrub that produces attractive berries high in vitamin C.

While we can't confirm claims that the berries are effective in treating various ailments, many people believe consuming the berries helps with arthritis, infections, and asthma, among other things.

Because Sea Buckthorn plants have attractive pale silvery-green leaves, dense branches, and large thorns, people like to grow them in ornamental hedges or as a first row in a shelterbelt.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Very popular with permaculture types who use the nitrogen fixing properties of this plant to benefit other nearby fruits.

Note: these plants typically reach maturity and make their sex easily known (females producing fruit) in their 3rd or 4th year of growth. Our seedlings are too young to identify their sex.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

SEA BUCKTHORN (SEABERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine, even medicines
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high


In row spacing: 0.9 - 1.2 m (3 - 4 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

Toxicity: Not toxic, but tiny filaments from the husk can irritate skin that it contacts




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