Plants by mail order since 1984, over 4100 plants online today!

Menu

My Burncoose

Search

0

Basket

PRUNUS spinosa

Commonly known as Blackthorn, Sloe

FRUITING CHERRIES

White flowers
Further Reading....

open ground available NOV-FEB individually £1.75 each, 10+ £1.50 each, 100+ £1.25 each

Delivery Information Available again from NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019
plant size comparison icon Bare Rooted available NOV-FEB only
  • Deciduous - elliptic to obovate, mid- to deep-green leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 5m (16ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging
  • 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.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - 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
  • Flower Shape - Bowl-shaped
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Bird friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
5m (16ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

Useful extras...

Share this page

Twitter Facebook Digg
Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Order the 2019 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation
Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Fax: +44 (0) 1209 860011 Email: info@burncoose.co.uk
© Burncoose Nurseries 1997 - 2019      Website by Forgecom
All plant pictures are copyright © Burncoose Nurseries unless otherwise stated.
No rights are given to download any of our pictures and use them (for personal or professional use) without our consent.