Catalogue A# 0097-008 A5
GPS 45D 43' 56" N / 108D 37' 18" W
Common name: Sea Buckthorn,Sea Berry
Origin: Europe,Weather and northern China, Himalayas
Location: Plaza junction next to Elderberry
Number in accession: 3 (2 died)
Note: 2018-specimens showing stress, cross-over branches
This 18 inch European buckthorn provides overall benefits of: $66 every year.
A large, loose, open shrub or small tree forming large colonies. The silver-gray foliage and persistent orange berries on female plants add to the appeal. May be difficult to find in nurseries.
Tree or Plant Type: Shrub
Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
Native Locale: See above
Landscape Uses: Massing, Hedge
Size Range: Compact tree (10-15 feet), Large shrub (more than 8 feet)
Mature Height: 8 to 12 feet high
Mature Width: 10 to 25 feet wide
Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5 Zone 6, Zone 7
Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil, Sandy soil
Acid Soils: Tolerant
Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
Salt Spray: Tolerant
Soil Salt: Tolerant
Drought Conditions: Moderately Tolerant
Poor Drainage: Intolerant
Planting Considerations: Excessive sucker growth, May be difficult to find in nurseries
Ornamental Interest: Persistent fruit/seeds, Showy fruit
Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid summer
Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
Shape or Form: Irregular, Multi-stemmed, Open, Oval, Thicket-forming, Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate
Tree & Plant Care
A large, suckering shrub with thorny stems. It grows 8 to 12 feet high and wide, can be grown in tree form, and may reach 20 feet high.
Easily grown in average, moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline, sandy loams in full sun.
Prune after flowering to maintain shape. Plants can get unruly.
Disease, pests, and problems
None serious but difficult to find in nurseries.
Disease, pest, and problem resistance
Tolerant of wind, salt, cold temperatures and poor soils