|Species:||Hippophae rhamnoides L.|
|Italian common noun:||Olivella spinosa|
Origin: Europe, Asia.
Botanical characteristics: It can be a large shrub or small bushy tree. It is deciduous with thorny branches and greyish-white bark. Leaves are opposite and lanceolate. They are grey-green and tomentose on the upper side and with silvery scales on the bottom. On female plants, flowers are followed by persistent decorative spherical yellowish-orange fruits.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It grows spontaneously on shores of rivers, rocky slopes and coastal dunes. It adapts to any soil, even if it prefers sandy grounds. It is resistant to saltiness. It must be positioned in full sun
Use: It is excellent in marine areas in hedges or windbreaks. It is used to stabilize sand dunes. It is good for gardens in mixed hedges or as isolated plant.
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