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Hippophae salicifolia 'Streetwise'

A medium-sized tree to 12m, of slender form suited for a small space or street-planting. Its roots fix nitrogen, making it ideal for poor soils. Its deciduous leaves are narrow and silver green, turning pale yellow in autumn. It has inconspicuous flowers in spring which, if a male plant is also planted, become orange berries in autumn

Size
Ultimate height
8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Clay
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Brown Yellow Grey Silver
Summer Grey Silver Green
Autumn Yellow Yellow Orange
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Elaeagnaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Hippophae are deciduous shrubs or small trees, with narrow, silvery leaves and inconspicuous flowers followed on female plants by orange fruits; both male and female plants must be grown for a good crop of berries

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. For more information see our advice on tree cultivation

Propagation

Propagate from semi-ripe cutting in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Wildlife gardens
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus in gardens where it is present but insufficient data to determine degree of susceptibility

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