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Sea Buckthorn vs River Alder

Hippophae rhamnoides l.

Alnus incana

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Sea Buckthorn
River Alder

Sea Buckthorn is a nitrogen fixing 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.

Sea Buckthorn plants have attractive pale silvery-green leaves, dense branches, and large thorns, people like to grow in ornamental hedges or as a first row in a shelterbelt.

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.

River Alder is a large shrub or small tree with a multi-stemmed, spreading habit. It is an excellent tree to plant if you want to stabilize the soil near rivers and creeks.

Unlike the other alder varieties, River Alder is attractive enough to be included in riverside plantings by municipal and provincial park organizations.

SEA BUCKTHORN QUICK FACTS

RIVER ALDER QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2b
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Berries: small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine, even medicines
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
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)



Other Names: sallowthorn, sandthorn, seaberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no