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Black Thorn (Prunus Spinosa) 40-60cm

Black Thorn (Prunus Spinosa) 40-60cm

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Prunus spinosa, commonly known as blackthorn or sloe, is a deciduous shrub that can be used to create a hedge. It is known for its small, dark purple fruits called sloes, which are used to make jams, jellies, and even sloe gin and are a valuable food source for wildlife, including birds and small mammals. Producing attractive white flowers in early spring before the leaves appear. 

Using bareroot specimens is a cost-effective alternative to pot grown plants and allows the plants to establish their root systems before the growing season starts.

This is a BARE ROOT plant which can be planted during dormant months, usually November until March. Dispatch date varies from year to year as plant can only be lifted when dormant. This plant has exposed roots and must be planted once received. 

Characteristics: Deciduous, bush 

Plants per metre: Recommended 3-5 per lm 

Growth Rate: 0.4m+ per year

Ideal Maintained Height: 1.2-3m tall

 

Picture 1 CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=337699

Picture 2 By Tom Corser www.tomcorser.com, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=91087932

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