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BLACKTHORN
Prunus spinosa, Sloe

Suitable for any normal soil and position and 
Ultimate Height13ft (4m)Exposed/WindyYes
Hedge Height3-10ft (0.9-3m)Damp ShadeNo
Av. Growth/Year*1ft (30cm)Dry ShadeNo
Wet SitesYes
NativeYesCoastal AreasYes
EvergreenNoChalky SoilNo
 

Av. Growth/Year* = Average growth per year in first 10-20 years, click here for more details.

BLACKTHORN (Prunus spinosa) (Sloe)
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Masses of white flowers on black stems in March.

Dense, prickly, native, deciduous plant with new shoots finely downy becoming smooth by winter, purple in sun or green in shade. Many side shoots end with vicious thorns. Masses of snow-white flowers appear in March before the leaves. These are followed by sloes which turn from purple to black in autumn and remain intensely sour into the winter. Any soil, but will thrive on quite poor soil and also heavy soils.
HEDGE Trim as necessary. For hedges 3-10ft (0.9-3m). Plant 18ins (45cm) apart.
TREE/SHRUB 13ft x 10ft (4m x 3m) in 20 years, ultimate height 13ft (4m).

Click here to check availabilityCalculate how many plants required for a length of hedge

 Price per plant for 
1+5+50+250+
 Sd 16-24ins
40-60cm
0.990.490.420.36
 Sd 2-3ft
60-90cm
1.090.630.540.46
 Tr 2-3ft
60-90cm
1.490.990.900.77
 Tr 3-4ft
90-120cm
1.791.291.181.02
 Pg 2-3L 
2-3L Pot
7.995.99
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 CG10 1.5-2ft
40-60cm
11.9511.2010.45
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Tr = Transplanted, click here for more details.
Sd = Bare rooted seedling.
CG10 = Bundle of 10 cell-grown plants, click here for more details.
 
We can only sell bare-rooted/transplanted plants when they are dormant. Depending on the weather this is normally between November and March. We only charge for goods paid by credit/debit cards when they are despatched.

HEDGE PLANTING DISTANCE CALCULATOR

Please enter length of hedge you require below. The number of plants and price for these will then be shown on the right hand side.

Length of Hedge

Cell grown plants only available in packs of 10, so the price shown is for the number of packs required to get at least the number of plants shown.

Planting Distance18ins/45cm
apart
No Plants 
TypeSizePrice
Sd  16-24ins
40-60cm
 
Sd   2-3ft
60-90cm
 
Tr   2-3ft
60-90cm
 
Tr   3-4ft
90-120cm
 
Pg 2-3L   
2-3L Pot
 
CG  1.5-2ft
40-60cm
 

All prices include VAT where applicable.

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