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Prunus spinosa or Blackthorn Hedging Plants 60-80cm x25


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Prunus Spinosa, or Blackthorn, is a large, deciduous native shrub. In late February and early March, the blackish branches are hidden underneath dense clouds of fluffy white flowers. The mid-sized, dark green, oval leaves emerge after the flowers and the fruit, called sloes or sloe berries, ripen in late autumn, with a bloom of pale blue powder over the dark purple skin.
Prunus spinosa
hedges produce suckers from ground level, forming a dense, impenetrable thicket. It is an ideal plant for a hedge mix intended to contain sheep and goats. Blackthorn is commonly planted as a barrier hedge around allotments, as it is both secure and produces useful fruit.
A Blackthorn hedge makes a home for a mass of wildlife: nightingales nest in it and a range of endangered moth and butterfly larvae eat the leaves.

Important Features of Prunus Spinosa

Height: 60-80CM

Foliage Colour: Green



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Plant Type Hedging
Family Rosaceae
Genus Prunus
Species spinosa
Ultimate Height 3-6m
Ultimate Spread 1-5m
Habit Rounded to broadly spreading
Soil Moisture Moist, Well-Drained Soil
Site Conditions Full Sun
Foliage Type Deciduous
Season of Interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Foliage Colour Green
Flower Colour White
Flowering Season February, March
Plant Features RHS Award
Hardiness Fully Hardy
EAN/GTIN 1069410694109
Pre-Order Message Available Nov to March


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