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Zone:  3-8

Height:  2-4 m (6-16 ft)

Spread:  Same

Bloom:  March-April; Male-brown; Female-yellowy green

Foliage:  Deciuous, narrow siver-green (olive family)

Fruit:  Edible, highly nutritional & beneficial, showy; dioecious (need male and female plants for fruit)

Light:  Full sun

Water:  Moderate; drought tolerant when established

Soil:  Prefers poor, moist, well drained sandy, gravely loam

Maintenance:  Low

Use:  Hedge - naturalizing, thorny, drought reistant, erosion control


SEA BUCKTHORN (Hippophae rhamnoides)