Definition of sea buckthorn in English:

sea buckthorn


  • A bushy Eurasian shrub or small tree which typically grows on sandy coasts. It bears orange berries and some plants are spiny.

    Hippophae rhamnoides, family Elaeagnaceae

    • ‘If you want a plant that will not be stripped of its berries by birds, sea buckthorn is a good bet.’
    • ‘To provide soil with nitrogen, try ceanothus, clover, legumes (beans, peas), lupine, and sea buckthorn.’
    • ‘How can I check or stop the growth of sea buckthorn suckers?’
    • ‘The sea buckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides should not be planted on sand dunes as its vigorous suckers can reduce species rich dunes to an impenetrable thorny thicket.’
    • ‘But in chasing new discoveries, we've forgotten a time-honored natural source of antioxidants: sea buckthorn berries.’