Prunus Spinosa - Blackthorn Sloe Bush
- Perfect for those windy, coastal areas for privacy, screening or specimen plants.
- Blackthorn bushes are quick growing, tolerant of many soil types including wet soils.
- Supplied 60-90cm tall bare root ready for the garden
- Price Includes VAT
Blackthorn is native to the UK, and wildlife friendly, with its sloe berries in the autumn. Profuse white flowers are the first to appear in the spring each year. Blackthorn is fully hardy, tough and eager to please. Great as natural security barrier or boundary bushes thanks to their sharp spines Blackthorn is another popular hedging plant for many projects as it is tough and easy to maintain
Blackthorn fruit, sloe berries are used to make sloe gin. Sloe bush should be planted in full sun to dappled shade in most soil types, well drainng.
Where to Plant
Plant 3-4 per metre for single row hedge, 5-7 per metre for double staggered row, more dense hedge. Ultimate height and spread 5m x 1.5m in 5-10 years. Prune to keep shape.
**Scot Plants Direct can only supply bareroot plants when they are dormant during the winter months from November to April annually.
At ScotPlants Direct we strive to make all our deliveries of completed orders an easy and trouble-free experience. We aim to despatch all orders received within 7-10 working days following receipt of your completed and paid for order. In the majority of cases we despatch sooner than 7-10 working days, although, during our busy season when items ordered are out of stock the despatch time may be longer. Once despatched, your order should be with you the following day, dependent on post code.
We ask that customers do not return goods to us without informing us first. This is to ensure that our staff at ScotPlants Direct are aware of your return and can attach any item to your details correctly. Our returns procedure is designed to provide the best possible outcome for all parties involved. Where necessary we will make arrangements for return of goods via our couriers, preferably in original packaging.
All orders placed online or over the telephone are bound by our full Terms and Conditions. Please read and understand them before ordering.