Blackthorn

Prunus spinosa

Regular price £1.92 ex VAT
Regular price £1.92 Sale price £1.92
Availability: 8000 in stock

A spiny bushy shrub mostly found in hedgerows.
It is one of the first trees to flower in spring with small pale pink flowers from early to mid spring followed by small blue-black 'sloe' berries in late August.
Due to its dense, thorny foliage, makes for an excellent natural security hedge.

Growing Conditions:
Grows almost anywhere, even in windswept, coastal conditions.

Value To Wildlife:
Good for insects and provides cover and food for birds and other wildlife.

Important Note:
You’ll receive a 2 year old well established whip that's between 20 to 60cm in height.
This is a deciduous tree and so will shed its leaves in autumn, in order to protect itself from the cold winter weather. Come spring, it’ll burst back into bud and begin to flourish once more.

It is best to plant your trees within a week or two weeks of arrival. Remember, when your trees arrive we advise to keep them upright, well-watered and away from strong sunlight and high winds. For further information on planting cell grown trees please click here to read our blog.

By using a tree guard it provides improved survival rates by offering first-line defence against pests such as voles, mice, rabbits, hares, deer, plus other wildlife and livestock, at a young tree's most vulnerable growing stage.

It also provides protection to your newly planted cell grown trees for from seasonal weather conditions, herbicides and other chemical sprays.

They can also guard against machinery contact and abrasion, such as strimmers.

To shop our range of tree guards and planting accessories click here.

It is important to note that there are many tree guard designs to choose from and each have a specific purpose, if you’re unsure of which type of shelter you require, please get in contact and we’d be happy to chat over your project and provide advice.

Additional Information



  • Weight

    0.13 kg
  • Whip height

    20-60cm
  • British native

    Yes
  • Flowering

    Yes
  • Fruit

    Berry
  • Growth rate

    Vigorous
  • Maximum height

    2.5-4m
  • Time to maximum height

    20-50 years
  • Tree type

    Deciduous