Sea-buckthorn - Hippophae rhamnoides

Description

Sea-buckthorn is a large shrub with narrow, willow-like, silvery leaves and thorny shoots. Flowers very small, greeny-yellow, followed by small, bright yellow - orange berries on female plants.

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Habitat

Usually coastal, but increasingly planted by local councils etc. inland and sometimes spreading.

When to see it

In flower during March and Ap

Life History

Deciduous perennial.

UK Status

Widespread in coastal areas of Britain, less frequent inland where it usually occurs as a planted shrub.

VC55 Status

Uncommon but increasingly planted in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map