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Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry) vs Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

Hippophae rhamnoides L.

Elaeagnus commutata

Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry)
Silverberry (Wolf Willow)

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.

Silverberry (also known as Wolf Willow) is a common native North American shrub. This beautiful ornamental plant has characteristic silver leaves and fragrant yellow flowers.

Its silver berries remain on the branches through the winter. Silverberry is cold hardy and has some ability as a nitrogen fixer. It can grown on dry to moist sandy/gravel soils.

This plant is very low maintenance.

SEA BUCKTHORN (SEABERRY) QUICK FACTS

SILVERBERRY (WOLF WILLOW) QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 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: silver drupes (edible)
Flowers: yellow flowers in spring
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: 30 years
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: high
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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