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PRUNUS spinosa



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Blackthorn, Sloe

FRUITING CHERRIES

white flowers

open ground individually £1.50 each, 10+ £1.25 each, 100+ £1.10 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Pot size: Bare Rooted NOV-FEB then 3 Litre

Mature Size

5m (15ft) tree Average Person
  4m (12ft)
 

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  • Good to know - UK native. Wildlife plant - nectar for insects, nesting site for birds. Suckers freely. Traditional wood for the Irish shillelagh. The fruit for sloe gin.
  • Pests & Diseases - honey fungus
  • Place of Origin - Europe to Russia (western Siberia), Mediterranean
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Height - 5m (15ft)
  • Spread - 4m (12ft)
  • Deciduous - elliptic to obovate, mid- to deep-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Tree - dense, bushy, spiny shrub or small tree. Produces solitary, rarely paired, flowers to 1.5cm (½in) across before the leaves. Glaucous black fruit to fruit to 1.5cm (½in) across.
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Flower Shape - Bowl-shaped

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