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Sea Buckthorn vs Wild Strawberry

Hippophae rhamnoides l.

Fragaria virginiana

Sea Buckthorn
Wild Strawberry

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.

Often called the Woodland Strawberry, the Wild Strawberry produces a sweet, edible red berry all throughout the later spring and summer. This compact, stemless plant spreads mostly through the means of runners, and grows quickly.

Flowers and fruit of the Wild Strawberry are usually present simultaneously throughout the summer. This variety is native to North America, which gives it its name.

SEA BUCKTHORN QUICK FACTS

WILD STRAWBERRY QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2b
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 0.1 m (0.3 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: red to purple
Berries: small, edible
Berries: sweet
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: high
Suckering: high

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: common strawberry, mountain strawberry, virginia strawberry