Hardy shrub or small tree (20 ft) with lance-like thorny branches and alternate silver narrow leaves. Bright orange berries grow close to the branch in clusters and are packed full of vitamins. The berries taste like a mix between orange and passion fruit! Deer resistant, drought-tolerant, and a good barrier hedge. It is Nitrogen-fixing.
ALL Tolerant of most soils, Chalky Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Peaty Soil, Saline Soil, Sandy Soil, Silty Soil
q: Up to 20 Feet
Birds and Hummingbirds, Butterfiles and Pollinators, Drying and Crafts, Erosion Control, Fodder/Wildlife/Shelter, Medicinal Value, Soil Improvement, Windbreak
Rub seeds gently between 2 sheets of fine sandpaper to roughen seed outer coating then soak seeds in water in fridge for 3-5 days. Sow into potting soil at 70 F. Keep moist until established. Transplant after danger of frost. Germination 7-21 days.