[NAFEX] Seabuckthorn Uses
dtv at mwt.net
Wed Jun 11 16:45:33 EDT 2003
This is why I want to get a bunch more seedlings going, as I only have
about 8-10 in my planting & want to make sure I have some males among
them. I know Green World sells some of the varieties selected for
fruit, but I seem to remember them being in the $30/per plant range.
(Have yet in my life to spend that much for a plant, even a grafted
one.) Im much more interested in growing out from seed myself.
As for being invasive, I've seen this discussion crop up on a number of
lists over the years. It grows as a thicket & its reported to spread a
lot more readily on very sandy soils. Permaculture folks plant it also
for erosion control on stream banks. Here in WI Im in the land of
heavy clay soils, 5 year old plants are maybe 4 feet high & showing no
signs of suckering. It is after all in the buckthorn family, so it's
inherited a bit of the reputation of buckthorns to get out of control.
On Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at 11:37 AM, Dean Kreutzer wrote:
> I believe that there are male and female plants. The cultivars from
> Asia are vastly superior than what was introduced in Canada in the
> 80's for use in shelterbelts. I believe poor quality species was
> named sinensis, if I'm not mistaken.
> Dean Kreutzer
> Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
> USDA 3
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