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.