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Sea Buckthorn vs Smooth Sumac

Hippophae rhamnoides l.

Rhus glabra

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Sea Buckthorn
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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.

Smooth Sumac is an excellent shrub for both its ornamental appeal and tolerance of difficult planting sites. You’ll love the attractive pyramidal spikes of hairy, red berries that emerge on female plants and the fern-like foliage that covers both male and female varieties.

Ensure you give Smooth Sumac enough space to spread out due to its high suckering nature. While not ideal for small, urban yards, this shrub will make a stunning border along a woodland edge or roadside.

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.

SEA BUCKTHORN QUICK FACTS

SMOOTH SUMAC QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2b
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: scarlet red
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: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: high
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: yes