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Prunus spinosa hedging

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Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) hedge plants come alive with star-shaped white flowers in early spring. With buds spanning the length of the dark branches, the flowers appear prior to the green leaves on the fast growing Blackthorn hedge plant – followed by the familiar dark blue sloe berries in autumn. A member of the rose family, watch out for the thorns adorning the Sloe Berry tree! Sloe berries are best known for their use in making the popular autumnal beverage Sloe Gin – just be sure to pick the berries before the birds help themselves!

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  • Best Features: Blue sloes, white spring flowers, thorny stems, wildlife-friendly, native
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m - 4m high
  • Growth Rate: Fast | 40-60cm a year
  • Position: All soil types, excluding waterlogged, full sun or semi-shade, exposed inland or coastal
  • Also Consider: Our full range of native hedging plants.

*Please note that 1 bare root = 1 Blackthorn plant (not a bundle). A mixture of bare root photos are used, taken in leaf from our growing sites in summer, as well as during the bare root planting season when Blackthorn may be defoliated.

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Blackthorn hedging (Prunus spinosa hedge plants) description

An abundance of small white flowers blossoming along the thorny branches of the Prunus spinosa are a welcome sight in early spring. The dense Sloe Berry tree features bright green oval shaped leaves and bears distinctive dark blue-black sloes come autumn. This native hedge plant is very popular with wildlife, attracting a host of birds and bees.

Best uses for Blackthorn hedging

A low maintenance hedging plant, Prunus spinosa is suitable for planting in most soil types, with the optimum being moist, well-draining soil in full sun. The Sloe Berry tree combines well with other native hedging and is ideal for creating the English country garden style (although equally suited to coastal situations thanks to its resilient nature).  Featuring thorny branches, Blackthorn hedge plants also make an excellent intruder deterrent hedge.

Combine Blackthorn with

While striking planted as a single species, Prunus spinosa also combines very well with other hedging plants, such as Beech and Field Maple varieties, for a unique and interesting garden. View ourmixed hedging packs for some readymade bundles we’ve selected.

Growth rate of Prunus spinosa hedge plants

Blackthorn hedging has a fast growth rate of around 40-60cm of growth annually. A hedge height of between 1 to 4 metres is ideal for Sloe Berry tree hedging.

Care advice for Blackthorn hedges

An easy to care for hedge plant, we recommend trimming Prunus spinosa hedging once the sloe berries have been harvested (or during late winter). More information can be found on our Hedging Care Advice page also.

Suggested planting density for Blackthorn hedging

We have included planting density guidance for Prunus spinosa (and for each individual species/root type) in the ‘No. Per Metre’ column in the above product table.

Best4hedging have Blackthorn hedging plants available all year round as both Pot Grown and Cell Grown Plants. From November through to May you can also purchase Sloe Berry tree in bare root form with cold-stored plants used approaching the end of the season.

At best4hedging we pride ourselves on supplying the highest quality Blackthorn hedging, grown in the UK by our hands-on experts.  Very occasionally, we may source Prunus spinosa from overseas but only once stringent quality checks are met. Quality and affordability are always key priorities for us at best4hedging – so you can order your Blackthorn hedging online assured of the very best service and quality every time.

Showing 20 of our total 284 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 284 reviews for Blackthorn hedge plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 284 ratings.
July 20, 2021 | Anonymous
Blackthorn hedge plants

As Above

July 11, 2021 | Mike Curtis
Blackthorn hedge plants

Quality products and excellent value for money

May 18, 2021 | Gill Rivers
Blackthorn hedge plants

Everything was perfect, delivered at the time they said, very happy! :)

May 15, 2021 | Gill Rivers
Blackthorn hedge plants

From ordering my plants to the delivery was excellent, came on time, everything I had asked for was done, just perfect!

April 25, 2021 | David Jones
Blackthorn hedge plants

Seem good plants time will tell

April 6, 2021 | Sara Grundy
Blackthorn hedge plants

No problems so far, let’s hope we get some sloes

April 3, 2021 | Malcolm Colegate
Blackthorn hedge plants

Excellent value for money, received more than I ordered

April 2, 2021 | Anonymous
Blackthorn hedge plants

Very good quality and well packaged

March 25, 2021 | Duncan Taylor
Blackthorn hedge plants

Again excellent plants and a good size

March 22, 2021 | Anonymous
Blackthorn hedge plants

As Above

March 16, 2021 | Anonymous
Blackthorn hedge plants

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March 3, 2021 | Anonymous
Blackthorn hedge plants

The bare root blackthorne plants appearr to be strong and healthy, well developed and completely unharmed by itheir journey. The roots were still dampened on arrival here.

February 27, 2021 | Anthony Harries
Blackthorn hedge plants

As Above

February 22, 2021 | Jeremy Whinnett
Blackthorn hedge plants

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February 18, 2021 | MICHAEL E J MORGANS
Blackthorn hedge plants

Nice healthy plants delivered on time

February 11, 2021 | Gerald Boulter
Blackthorn hedge plants

Excellent

February 11, 2021 | Anonymous
Blackthorn hedge plants

As Above

February 9, 2021 | KEN TOOZE
Blackthorn hedge plants

Ok time will tell If they grow all will be good

February 5, 2021 | Anonymous
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February 1, 2021 | Robert Mann
Blackthorn hedge plants

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