Belongs to: shrubs

Sea buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides


Best time to see: all year

Key facts

A small thorny tree with silvery, narrow leaves and, in summer, bright orange berries

Tiny green flowers, male and female on different plants, open in April and May before the leaves

A suckering plant, forming dense thickets on coastal dunes and cliffs

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