Hippophae rhamnoides 'Sirola'
This newer hybrid of Siberian and German parents is a great variety for the home garden. Early ripening and attractive, Sirola™ bears abundant crops of bright reddish-orange, large and unusually sweet fruit. Sirola™ is good for fresh eating and makes a tasty juice, especially when mixed with Leikora, Orange Energy® or another more acidic variety. This female variety displays very few thorns.
Seaberry, also known as Sea Buckthorn, originates from Russia and Central Asia, where it is prized for its edible and nutritious berries. Its thorns make it an ideal hedge plant, and its ability to fix nitrogen helps feed the surrounding plants. The powerfully-flavored berries, which taste like a punch of orange and a hint of guava, are delicious in jams and juice. Hardy in zones 3-8. Wind-pollinated; one male plant will pollinize 6-8 surrounding female plants.
USDA Zone: 3-8
Grow Height: 14'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: August through October
Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer