Leikora Seaberry (Hippophae rhamnoides) NN
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Plant Description: Valued for both its fruit and its ornamental value, Leikora Sea Berry bears abundant crops of large, juicy, flavorful, bright orange berries. Very Popular in Eastern Europe, Russia and China, Sea Berry is a new and very valuable plant for North American gardeners. Also known as Sea Buckthorn, Sea Berry is prized for its exceptional ornamental value, tasty and healthy fruit, and the ability to grow in and improve poor soils. In late summer and fall, large clusters of bright orange-yellow berries cover the branches and, on some varieties, can persist well into winter. Wind pollinated. Plant with a male plant for cross-pollination. Sea Berry is hardy to minus 40° F.
Orange Energy® Sea Berry fruit is very high in Vitamin C (about 7 times more than lemons), Vitamin A, and E, and has a pleasant acidic flavor which, when sweetened, makes delicious juice. The fruit is also unique for its oil content, which is used as a treatment for burns and skin diseases as well as for ulcers and other illnesses. You will often see Sea Buckthorn as an ingredient in many nutritional supplements and cosmetics.
- Height: 6-8 ft
- Watering Needs: moderate
- Sun Needs: full to 1/2 day sun
- Soil needs: well-drained soil
Bloom Time: April
- Ripening Time: Late August
- Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
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