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Virginia Creeper vs Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Hippophae rhamnoides L.

Virginia Creeper
Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry)

Virginia Creeper is a fast-growing, climbing vine. Its root-like tendrils attach themselves to any non-smooth surface, even brick, but will also grow as a ground cover.

Virginia Creeper makes a beautiful ornamental plant for your garden; its attractive foliage turns from green to deep red in the fall. Birds will love its red berries.

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.

VIRGINIA CREEPER QUICK FACTS

SEA BUCKTHORN (SEABERRY) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: any
Light: full sun
Fall colour: red and purple
Berries: small hard purple berries
Berries: small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine, even medicines
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high


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

Toxicity: berries are toxic, leaves irritate skin




Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes