Sea Berry


Hipprophae rhamnoides
USDA Zones 2-8
 
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Perhaps the most widely grown, northern hardy, fruiting plant in the world, and most Americans have never heard of it. Incredibly productive and great for your backyard.
 
This attractive small tree or shrub from the Russian Far East has narrow silver leaves. It grows from 6-10' tall with a narrow upright growth habit. Space 7' apart or 3-5' for a hedge. It is extremely hardy to -50F. It is disease resistant and easy to grow.
 
Plentiful round yellow orange fruits cover the female plants making them beautiful edible ornamentals. Branches are used in florist displays.
 
Commercial crops are harvested by cutting off entire fruit laden branches.
 
Very high in Vitamin C, in Europe the fruit is made into sauces or jellies and as a base of liqueurs. The juice is sour and has an orange passionfruit like flavor when sweetened.
 
Blended with other fruits, or by itself, it makes a delicious juice. It is also used widely in Europe and Asia as  a healing oil and for other medicinal purposes.
 
For Your Health: Seaberries are widely used for healing in Asia and Europe, where they
are valued as a potent anti-oxidant, a source for vitamins C and E and a healing oil.