Hippophae rhamnoides | Sea Buckthorn Hedging
- Supplied As: Bare root
- Height on Arrival: 50 - 80cm
- Features: Exposure tolerant, frost resistant, drought tolerant
- Habit: Bushy
- Deciduous?: Yes
Please note: where your plant is supplied with a pot, your plant's 'Height on Arrival' includes the pot
Hardy and easy to grow, Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) will make a great hedging plant for your garden. Below we address some common queries surrounding its care:
- Sun Requirements: Sea Buckthorn will be happy in either full sun or part shade.
- Soil Types: Most soil types are fine, but ensure that they are well-drained.
- Planting Distance: When planting, make sure to space each plant 75cm apart.
Advice on hot and droopy plants
If your plants are looking a little wilted right now, don’t worry! Plants like to be filled with water to keep their structure, and when it’s hot that water evaporates.
Just give them an off-schedule watering and they’ll be right as rain in no time! Be careful not to flood them - plants don’t like extremes.
The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a shrub's eventual height and spread.
Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.
Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.
Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.
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