Prunus spinosa ‘Blackthorn’ Bare-Rooted Tree


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Ornamental Tree Grown in UK

  • It’s an excellent choice as a hedging shrub, providing interest throughout the year with white flowers during early spring and purple-black fruits (sloes) in late summer.
  • Blackthorn is an early flowering tree which provides a valuable source of nectar and pollen for bees in spring.
  • The fruits are used to make sloe gin in Britain and patxaran in Basque regions.
  • You will receive a Prunus spinosa 'Blackthorn' bare-root tree 30-50cm height.

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  • Eventual Height

    Eventual height is 4m.

  • Pot Size


  • Season of Interest

    Flower in spring. Follage in spring/summer. Fruit in Autumn.

  • Light Required

    Full sun

  • Watering

    Regular light watering. Keeping from drying out.

  • Best Growing Conditions

    Very little is needed in the way of care for Prunus spinosa. It grows well in a variety of soil types from sun to partial sun exposures. It is, however, susceptible to several fungal diseases which can cause blossom wilt and, therefore, affect fruit production.

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