Sea-buckthorn - Hippophae rhamnoides
Sea-buckthorn is a large shrub with narrow, willow-like, silvery leaves and thorny shoots. Flowers very small, greeny-yellow, followed by small, bright yellow - orange berries on female plants.
Usually coastal, but increasingly planted by local councils etc. inland and sometimes spreading.
In flower during March and Ap
Widespread in coastal areas of Britain, less frequent inland where it usually occurs as a planted shrub.
Uncommon but increasingly planted in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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