A bushy Eurasian shrub or small tree which typically grows on sandy coasts. It bears orange berries and some plants are spiny.
- Hippophae rhamnoides, family Elaeagnaceae.
- The sea buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides should not be planted on sand dunes as its vigorous suckers can reduce species rich dunes to an impenetrable thorny thicket.
- If you want a plant that will not be stripped of its berries by birds, sea buckthorn is a good bet.
- To provide soil with nitrogen, try ceanothus, clover, legumes (beans, peas), lupine, and sea buckthorn.
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