GB CULTURAL INFO: Zones 3-8/Matures 5 yrs/Height 5'
SEEDS PER PACKET: 25
SEED CODE: C
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Seeds will usually germinate in 30-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow seeds about 1/8" deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 15°C.
BOTANICAL NAME: Hippophae rhamnoides
DESCRIPTION: Also known as sandthorn, sallowthorn, and seaberry. Tough, adaptable shrub from Siberia needs good drainage, but accepts cold, heat, low fertility. Berries are one of the most effective anti-oxidants, and are much-grown for their many health-promoting immune-enhancing properties. Usually used for drying, juice, or preserves. Male and female flowers are on separate plants, so grow several for pollination.
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