PRUNUS spinosa Blackthorn Sloe


A dense & prickly native deciduous hedging plant. Suitable for either a single species hedge or as a component in a mixed hedge. Early blossom with a mass of snow-white flowers followed by sloes (fruits similar to small damsons) in autumn.

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PRUNUS spinosa
Blackthorn Sloe

Blackthorn is a dense, prickly, native deciduous hedging plant producing showy pure white flowers against dark stems in early spring, followed by attractive mid-green foliage, and finally, sloes appearing in the autumn. Often devoured by birds, these sloes can be collected and used to make Sloe Gin, or when left to adorn the branches, they provide wonderful seasonal interest.  The thorny stems and can make a good intruder deterrent hedge and the density of growth provides an excellent shelter for birds and other wildlife.  Blackthorn hedging is easy to grow, tolerant of most soil types and well suited to a moist, free-draining position in full sun.  Can also handle coastal situations due to its hardy nature.

Size Approx – 30-50 cm

Planting Distance 25cm

As this product is bare-rooted it is available for dispatch between Late November and March. Orders can be placed in advance at any time, just bear in mind that payment will be taken in full at time of ordering.



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Per 10, Per 50