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Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry) vs Variegated Dogwood

Hippophae rhamnoides L.

Cornus alba Argenteo-marginata

Sea Buckthorn (Seaberry)
Variegated Dogwood

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.

Variegated Dogwood is a small shrub that is often used in the first row of a shelterbelt, as a hedge, or for soil stabilization projects. It has the same distinctive red bark and white flowers and berries as Red Osier Dogwood.

The key difference between the two is the leaves. Where Red Osier's leaves are green throughout, Variegated Dogwood has a white outline around each leaf. This gives Variegated Dogwood a distinctive look.

SEA BUCKTHORN (SEABERRY) QUICK FACTS

VARIEGATED DOGWOOD QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: variable, possibly red or gold
Berries: small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine, even medicines
Berries: clusters of white berries in mid summer
Flowers: creamy white flowers form flat topped clusters in late spring
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)





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