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Has anyone cultivated, or have info. on 'warf Dorana' Sea Buckthorn?  Supposedly it functions like the normal sea berry but only grows 4-8 feet tall
 
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sounds like a great idea. I've often wondered about sea buckthorn, as the descriptions I've read have always called it a shrub. But they've always seemed so tree-size whenever I encounter them. So it's actually kind of funny for me, someone trying to make it more shrub size.
 
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I think it would make a great guild plant to use with apple trees.  It wouldn't compete for light with them.  Real hardy, I could plant it near the driveway.  Nitrogen fixer too.  Shelters wildlife.  Edible fruit

I wonder if there is any utilitarian use for sea berry?  Anyone got info? 
 
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For additional uses, see the article from the Plants for a Future database:  http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Hippophae+rhamnoides

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according to agroforestry journals from europe,there is enough variation in sea berry that some have proposed it be divided into up to 8 different species.There is some extreme variation in sizes out there.The hardiest types tend to be shorter.Either way,shrubs like sea berry are easy to keep small by heavy pruning.In fact,I always plant my shrubs in very close spacing.This allows me to have more varieties in less space.More time is spent prunning however.
 
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http://seaberry-hippophaerhamnoides.blogspot.com/
My Seaberry / Sea Buckthorn Blog has a bunch of information about this plant and chronicles my experiment as it progresses.  While I do not have the variety you mention, yet,  I do have Frugana, Orange Energy, Titan, Orange Delight, one surviving Male, Golden Sweet, Leikora, and Sunny Seabuckthorn.  I hope it is interesting and I especially like to receive advice from others!
 
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