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Sea Buckthorn vs Black Elderberry

Hippophae rhamnoides l.

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis

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Sea Buckthorn
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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.

Black Elderberry is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America. You can plant this shrub in moist areas and it will help stabilize your soil. You can also use it on rural properties anywhere you'd use a lilac.

Warning: the seeds, stems, leaves, roots, and uncooked berries of the Black Elderberry are poisonous to humans when eaten in quantity. You should cook the berries to make them safe for human consumption.

SEA BUCKTHORN QUICK FACTS

BLACK ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: any
Berries: small berries that can be used for making jelly and wine, even medicines
Berries: black
Flowers: fragrant, white and showy
Bark: gray brownish with rigid bumps
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
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)


Toxicity: leaves, stems, and uncooked berries are poisonous to humans

Other Names: sallowthorn, sandthorn, seaberry
Other Names: american black elderberry, american elderberry, canada elderberry, common elderberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes