prunus spinosa. Blackthorn, also known as ‘sloe’, is a small deciduous tree with green leaves. It produces white flowers in spring followed by blue/black fruits. Native to Ireland and most of Europe. Blackthorn 60-80CM
Name: prunus spinosa
Approx. Height and spread: 6M x 4M. Or as required for hedge.
Soil Ph: all
Moisture:Moist, but well drained
“…blackthorn wood has been used to make walking or riding sticks, and was the traditional wood for Irish shillelaghs.”
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