Hippophae Rhamnoides – Seabuckthorn

Functions/Characteristics

  • roots distribute rapidly and extensively, providing a non-leguminous nitrogen fixation role in surrounding soils
  • tolerant of salt in the air and soil
  • demand full sunlight for good growth/do not tolerate shady conditions
  • typically grow in dry, sandy areas
  • male produces brownish flowers which produce wind-distributed pollen
  • female plants produce orange berry-like fruit (6 – 9 millimeters) in diameter, soft, juicy and rich in oils

For a more exhaustive explanation see: Sea-Buckthorn – A Promising Multi-Purpose Crop For Saskatchewan

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