So happy to be able to ask someone about my Sea Buckthorn plants because I have been trying so hard: Pics attached. All my Leikora receive same amount of water, light, and potting soil. The one in center is the male. The females look droopy and awful, especially the one on left. What is happening? Greenhouse grown, shipped fall 2015, transplanted and grown in sunny window in house over winter. Zone 7b. Maybe didn't water enough indoors but last few days keeping soil moist and full outdoor sunshine to help. I'm at a loss. I will plant outside this spring 2016 if they live. Thank you for your help.
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I am assuming these plants were shipped as bare roots.
It would have been recommended to plant them outdoors in the garden when you received them.
Sea Buckthorn are quite hardy, growing in zones 2-8.
The indoor location is likely lacking in sunlight for the plants.
I would increase the light your plants are receiving.
As soon as danger of frost has passed, I would move these plants to the yard.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.
I live on the Isle of Skye.My garden is 60 to 80 feet above sea level and is circa 200 meters from the open coastal loch with RHum being ther next stop south eastwards.I need a very good shelter-belt of ecologically beneficial hardy plants.An open field drops from my garden to the small tidal estuary some 200m away.This field is used by ba crofter for sheep and cattle on alternate visits.Question: will Sea buckthorn be dangerous to these animals? As the soil is very peaty of ph:6,and well drained will this offer good growing conditions to S/B? Finally I have never seen the plant growing in the Western Isles before, therefore would it be classifield as a native invasive plant to be avoided in these coastal regions?? Thank you for your kind attention.
As far as I can tell, it is disputed whether sea buckthorn is introduced or native to Scotland. I am not sure about whether it may be considered invasive in the Isle of Skye, so you might want to contact a local expert, such as an extension agent at a university near you (that has a horticulture, agriculture, or natural resources program) with your question. It is a fast-spreading plant.
Both sheep and cattle can graze on sea buckthorn, but if it becomes a dense thicket, it will keep the animals out and they will probably avoid it.
Will sea buckthorn thrive in clay soils, high heat and humidity during the summers? We live in the midlands of South Carolina.
They aren't very picky, but they will need well draining soil. The clay will have to be amended to make it a little more suitable for the plant. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/sea-buckthorn/planting-sea-buckthorn-trees.htm
I recently completed replanted 3 flower beds consisting of 81 a variety of plants. I planted 3 Black Lace 3 foot tall plants as an accent to the front flower bed, and 3 Buckthorn plants. The leaves of each seem to be wilting. Everything else appears to be dong very well. Could this be the result of shock stress of transplanting from the pots?
Absolutely! It also sounds like the product of attempting heavy transplanting and maintenance during the Summer. This is guaranteed to shock plants. The proper time to do this kind of work is late Spring, or early Autumn.
For now, you will have to hope that they take to the ground and conditions without overwatering. This can be difficult during heat, since it is easy to be tempted to water more often than necessary.
As of right now, there will be nothing you can do, except care for them as usual, and hope that they take to the ground.
This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/best-times-for-transplanting.htm
Do you know any place that sells plants? I had no luck so far. I'm living in North York area.
We make it a policy not to recommend vendors, but a quick Internet search did show up some online sources for Sea Buckthorn. So, try that again.
this has jagged leaves and like a red seed pod on the ends
It could be sea buckthorn. I researched shrubs common in England and this one looks similar to your photo.
Yes, they can grow in large containers, but the roots are aggressive. We don't recommend vendors, but these articles should help: