Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Fruit Warehouse | Sea-buckthorn | In western Europe, it is largely confined to sea Coasts where salt spray off the sea prevents other larger plants from out-competing it, but in central Asia it is more widespread in dry semi-desert sites where other plants can not survive the dry conditions.

The shrubs reach 0.5-6 meters (1.6-20 ft) tall, rarely up to 10 meters (33 ft) in central Asia. Common sea-buckthorn has branches are dense and stiff That, and very Thorny. It is dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The brownish male flowers the which Produces Produce wind-distributed pollen. The female plants Produce orange berry-like fruit 6-9 millimeters (0:24 to 0:35 in) in diameter, soft, juicy and rich in oils. The roots distribute rapidly and extensively, providing a non-leguminous nitrogen fixation role in surrounding Soils.

Hippophae salicifolia (willow-leaved sea-buckthorn) is restricted to the Himalayas, to the south of the common sea-buckthorn, growing at high altitudes in dry valleys; it differs from H. having rhamnoides in broader (to 10 millimeters (0:39 in) broad) and Greener (less Silvery) leaves, and yellow berries. It is a low shrub not growing Taller than 1 metre (3.3 ft) with small leaves 1-3 centimetres (0.39-1.2 in) long.

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