Details / Key Facts
Prunus spinosa – Blackthorn, is a dense, somewhat prickly, native deciduous hedging plant suitable either as a component in a mixed native hedge or as a single species hedge. Blackthorn blossoms very early (before its leaves) brightening up hedgerows at a dull time of the year with masses of pure white flowers carried on its black stems. It then has mid to dark green oval shaped leaves throughout the summer and its fruit are called sloes and are like small damsons.
Common name: Blackthorn
Botanical name: Prunus spinosa
Flowering time: Spring
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Height and spread: 2.5-4 metres and 2.5-4 metres
Aspect: South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing. Full Sun
Native Mixed hedging is traditionally made up of 50% hawthorn & blackthorn, with remaining 50% split between the other varieties.
Minimum order 50 plants of each variety.
Recommend 5 plants per metre in a double staggered row.