Hippophae rhamnoides 'Lord' (male)
Lord Sea Buckthorn (male), Lord Seaberry (male)
- Main interest:
- good pollinator for female varieties
- full sun
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil
- Flower colour:
- Flowering period:
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 12 ft (3.6 m) width: 8 ft (2.4 m)
- pollinator for fruit production, hedge
Hippophae rhamnoides 'Lord' is an early-blooming male Sea Buckthorn. It blooms for a 10 day period, which is long enough to pollinate most early-flowering female sea buckthorn varieties. Lord Male Sea Buckthorn can pollinate several surrounding female plants (typical orchards have 1 male for every 7 female plants).
'Lord' is a male Sea Buckthorn. The yellowish-white flowers do not turn to fruit.
Sea Buckthorn plants are also a great addition to the garden as they catch atmospheric nitrogen and redirect it into the ground; and they are highly resilient to air pollution.
This hardy cultivar grows into a tall shrub (10' to 12') with a few thorns, which makes it a great sanctuary for birds and other small native animals.
Also known as: Sea Berry, Swallowthorn, Sandthorn, Siberian pineapple