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Sea Buckthorn vs Amur Grape

Hippophae rhamnoides l.

Vitis amurensis

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Sea Buckthorn
Amur Grape

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.

The Amur Grape is an ornamental grape that fruits dark, sour, juicy grapes later in the fall. It is native to Asia, and found growing wild in Russia and China. It’s one of the most cold-hardy grape varieties, prized for its foliage that turns from a bright green to a deep crimson and purple in the fall. The flowers are small and white, usually appearing in the beginning of May.

The name for the Amur Grape comes from the Amur Valley, located in Russia. It’s extremely resistant to frost. The berries are good for fresh eating, but also make a flavorful addition to any homemade wines and preserves. The leaves are also edible, and are commonly used in salads. This plant does best with a trellis.

SEA BUCKTHORN QUICK FACTS

AMUR GRAPE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $7.99
Zone: 2b
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 5 m (18 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: small, edible
Berries: dark purple black blue
Firmness: firm
Flavor: sour juicy
Harvest: late september
Bark: dark scaly
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: high
Suckering: none

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

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: sallowthorn, sandthorn, seaberry