Sea buckthorn is rich in vitamins A and C, flavonoids, antioxidants, and other bio-active compounds. It is rich in fatty acids, rare for fruit, and is being investigated as a cancer preventative. The plant is native to Europe and Asia. It grows in Norway and Mongolia as well as Spain and Japan, hardy to zone 3. Sea buckthorn is a reliable germinator; expect to see green in two weeks. Scarify the seeds and plant them ten feet apart. Can be 30 feet tall!