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Sea Buckthorn vs Manchurian Apricot

Hippophae rhamnoides l.

Prunus armeniaca var. mandshurica

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Sea Buckthorn
Manchurian Apricot

Sea Buckthorn 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.

Check out some video of mature Sea Buckthorn we saw this fall on our YouTube Channel. Click here.

Manchurian Apricot is a winter-hardy relative of the native plum. This tree can stand some drought, but will not handle standing water or saturated moist soils. It can be used in shelterbelts, hedges, or as an ornamental. Manchurian Apricot will also attract songbirds, rabbits, and other rodents if left uncontrolled.

This tree will produce fruit once it reaches maturity at between two and five years old. Other famous cultivars of Manchurian Apricot include Scout Apricot, Moongold, and many more.

SEA BUCKTHORN QUICK FACTS

MANCHURIAN APRICOT QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 5 m (18 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: orange to yellow
Berries: small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine, even medicines
Flowers: early bloom ranging from white to light pink
Bark: reddish to cinnamon brown
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high

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