We have a hedge of Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), planted in 2006, that reached over 10 feet tall in 2012. We did a major pruning in early January, from which we took just over 100 cuttings. I wasn’t able to find a lot of information on caring for Sea Buckthorn cuttings, so we soaked them in water. We put about 10, 8-12 inch long cuttings in quart mason jars filled about half way. We changed the water occasionally when it became dirty. After two months in water, most cuttings developed roots up to 1/2 inch in length. Female plants rooted more quickly than male plants, although this may have something to do with the fact that the females are improved varieties while the males are not. The female variety is Titan and the original plants were obtained from One Green World.
(Incidentally, we bought two varieties originally: Titan and Siberian Splendor. In an intermixed hedge, the Titan plants grew vigorously while half of the Siberian Splendor plants died and the other half are still only 2-3 feet tall. I recommend Titan as an excellent variety if your climate is similar to ours.)
|This batch was the earliest to produce roots|
|Suffering a little from the elements, but Sea Buckthorn is a tough plant|
So, if you are trying to take sea buckthorn cuttings, give this method a try. If you have a different method that you have tried successfully, please let me know.