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Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry) vs Goji Berry

Hippophae rhamnoides L.

Lycium barbarum

Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry)
Goji 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.

Goji Berry is a woody, deciduous perennial known for its hearty, bright orange-red berries. Goji Berry typically produces light lavender flowers from June through September, with fruit maturation taking place between August and October. Goji Berries are delicious, believed to be nutrient rich, high in antioxidants, and often called a super fruit.

Many describe their flavour as being like a tart cherry tomato.

SEA BUCKTHORN (SEABERRY) QUICK FACTS

GOJI BERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2b
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Berries: small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine, even medicines
Berries: small orange-red berries (1-2 cm) that are considered a "superfood". Berries ripen between July and October
Flowers: lavender or purple
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
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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