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Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry) vs Canadian Buffalo Berry

Hippophae rhamnoides L.

Shepherdia canadensis

Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry)
Canadian Buffalo Berry

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.

Canadian Buffalo Berry is a native deciduous shrub found throughout North America.

This hardy, medium-sized shrub will tolerate poor soil conditions and produces attractive, edible - though very bitter - red fruit.

Interest in this plant as a health food has spiked recently due to the saponins found in the berries, which some claim reduce cholesterol. The British Columbian First Nations also traditionally used it to make "Indian Ice Cream", a whipped berry dessert.

SEA BUCKTHORN (SEABERRY) QUICK FACTS

CANADIAN BUFFALO BERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2b
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine, even medicines
Berries: red bitter berries (edible)
Flowers: tiny red flower clusters in spring
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
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)





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