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Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry) vs Labrador Tea

Hippophae rhamnoides L.

Ledum groenlandicum

Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry)
Labrador Tea

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.

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

SEA BUCKTHORN (SEABERRY) QUICK FACTS

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2b
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine, even medicines
Flowers: clusters of tiny white flowers which are fragrant, sticky and attractive to insects
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)


Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested



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Ships to USA: yes
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