Sea berry, Hippophae rhamnoides, are either male or female so males are needed for pollination. Males need to be planted at a rate of 1 male for every 7 females. Sea Berry is wind pollinated and bears approximately 3 years after planting. Sea berry is hardy to minus 40° F, grows in USDA zones 3-9, likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Please note that sea berry suckers, up to 15 feet or more, so should not be planted next to your neighbor's property line! Suckers are best controlled by simply mowing the grass around the bush.
Note that SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED. If we run out we will contact you regarding an alternate variety.
Star of Altai™ (Chuskaya cv.) grows 6-8 ft. in height. This Siberia variety bears good crops of unusually sweet, large and reddish-orange berries, and grow better in colder and drier continental climates. Female plant shipped bare root, 1-2' tall.
Russian Orange™ (Otradnaya cv) An attractive, vigorous, and productive, medium-size shrub, Russian Orange™ bears abundant crops of very large, flavorful, deep orange berries. Russian Orange™ also features unusually lush, grayish green foliage. This variety is well adapted to regions with long, cold winters and also grow well in mild climates.
Female plant shipped bare root, 1-2' tall.
Generic Male Seaberry (1 male per 5-7 females)
Contact us regarding Generic Male and Female Seaberry pack of 10 one-year-old or two-year-old seedlings (no guarantee of number of male or female plants, but good for plantations where leaves will be harvested as well as berries).
International Sea Buckthorn conference, Germany 2013
Himalayan Sea Buckthorn
Fotos of various unnamed bushes.