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Sea Buckthorn vs Martin Saskatoon (Serviceberry)

Hippophae rhamnoides l.

Amelanchier alnifolia Martin

Sea Buckthorn
Martin Saskatoon (Serviceberry)

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.

Martin Saskatoon is a prairie hardy shrub. The berries have a large size and a delicious taste. This species has consistent yield, making it great for both orchards and small gardens. The berries ripen uniformly, making them convenient for machine harvesting.

SEA BUCKTHORN QUICK FACTS

MARTIN SASKATOON (SERVICEBERRY) QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $6.29 - SAVE UP TO 21%
Lowest Price: $5.49 - SAVE UP TO 45%
Zone: 2b
Zone: 1a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: small, edible
Berries: produces large edible berries
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: low

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: sallowthorn, sandthorn, seaberry
Other Names: alder-leaf shadbush, dwarf shadbush, pacific serviceberry, pigeon berry, western juneberry, western serviceberry