Cultivation and Care of Sea Buckthorn

Cultivation and Care of Sea Buckthorn

Seabuckthorn (botanical Hippophae rhamnoides) is known for its healthy, orange fruits. Rearing and care also succeed in the home garden.

Seabuckthorn - Location and Soil

Before planting the seabuckthorn, choosing the right location is important. The plant is a sun lover;

  • A sea-buckthorn not very demanding in terms of soil conditions.
  • Dry soil optimal for cultivation.
  • Sandy and well-drained substrate of Advantage.
  • The plant also thrives on loamy soil.
  • Make sure there is enough space: three to four meters around the shrub.
  • Place female and male plants in the vicinity; only in this way do the fruits develop.
  • Carrying out plants and rearing properly

Sea buckthorn is available in different varieties. For the local garden "Dorana" is good. The shrub grows slowly and less expansively. Its fruits are comparatively easy to pick and have the highest vitamin C content among all sea buckthorn varieties. The following points should be noted when rearing all hippophae:

Optimum planting time for shrubs: October to April.

  • Propagation via cuttings possible.
  • Timing for sowing of seeds: October.
  • Cultivation of sea buckthorn Hedges: Place plants at a distance of 90 centimeters.
  • Loosen up too dense substrate with sand before setting.
  • Additionally apply a root barrier; This prevents uncontrolled spreading of the roots.
  • Provide good water supply after planting.
  • Provide horn meal to first-year sea buckthorn.
  • The right care

Sea buckthorn is an undemanding plant in cultivation. Another plus: pests and diseases have no interest in the plant. Regarding rearing care the following tips apply:

Adult plants can tolerate dryness well; additional watering is not necessary.

  • Fertilization only when plant growth falters: Complete fertilization in spring and summer is recommended.
  • Harvest possible depending on variety from August to October: remove berries with scissors.
  • Pruning rarely necessary.
  • Cut out overhanging branches in winter.
  • Do not hack the soil around the plant to avoid damaging shallow-growing roots.
  • Shape sea buckthorn hedges in winter and August.
  • Sea-buckthorn is hardy; Special measures for hibernation not necessary.
  • Sea buckthorn - easy care highlight with healthy plus

The silver-gray leaves make the robust sea buckthorn an eye-catcher in the garden. In addition, the pretty, vitamin-rich berries are a healthy plus.

Video: Sea Buckthorn at The Saskatoon Farm|