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