Sea Buckthorn

Hippophae rhamnoides hedging

From £2.39

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), also known as Sea Berry, is a native, ornamental prickly dediduous hedging plant that does well in coastal positions. It is noted for its plentiful, edible orange berries which are very high in vitamins and antioxidants (use in pies, preserves, sauces and juices) and attractive, delicate silvery foliage.

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) has sage green foliage that is long and narrow and initially a silver colour. It has a very similar appearance to Rosemary and is a great addition to a sensory garden. Its notable bright orange berries are edible and full of Vitamin C and are popular to use in many cooking recipes. It's very useful in wet sites (it does not like dry soil) and can fix nitrogen in the soil so it's helpful in improving poor soils. 

Fun Facts

  • According to Greek legend, Sea Buckthorn was the favourite food of Pegasus, the winged horse and today, many horse supplements contain berries or leaves from this plant, thought to improve equine health.
  • Oil from the berries is frequently used in skin care products.
  • It was used by Russian astronauts to protect against sun burn and even to treat victims of the Chernobyl disaster.

More Information

  • Berry Colour Orange
  • Deciduous Yes
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen No
  • Flower Colour Yellow
  • Grows Up To 6m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible Yes
  • Is Native No
  • Intruder Proof Yes
  • Privacy Hedge No
General hedge trimming should be done twice a year, once in early June and again in late September. It is important to prune at the right time, so as not to remove new growing shoots.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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  • Sea Buckthorn 40/60cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Sea Buckthorn 40/60cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    40/60cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £8.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Sea Buckthorn Bare Root Bundle 40-60cm
    Sea Buckthorn Bare Root Bundle 40-60cm
    40/60cm
    Bare Root
    Price £2.39
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Sea Buckthorn Bare Root Bundle 60-90cm
    Sea Buckthorn Bare Root Bundle 60-90cm
    60/90cm
    Bare Root
    Price £2.99
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
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More Information
Berry ColourOrange
DeciduousYes
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenNo
Flower ColourYellow
Grows Up To6m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleYes
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofYes
Privacy HedgeNo

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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