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Prunus spinosa hedging

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Blackthorn Hedge Plants, also known by their Latin name Prunus spinosa, produce pure white flowers against dark stems in early spring, followed by attractive mid-green foliage, and finally, sloes appearing in the autumn. Often devoured by birds, these sloes can be collected and used to make Sloe Gin, or when left to adorn the branches, they provide wonderful seasonal interest. Prunus spinosa hedge plants are covered in thorns and are popular in native mixes.

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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. 
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Blackthorn hedging (Prunus spinosa hedge plants) description

The showy white flowers of Blackthorn provide a welcome burst of brightness against the bare branches of these hedge plants in early spring and attract a variety of wildlife, particularly bees and birds. Small, black sloes appear in autumn and stand out against the decorative ovate leaves. Blackthorn is native to the UK and provides a dense, bushy feature shrub with thorny branches that are great for adding texture to your garden.

Best uses for Blackthorn hedging

Blackthorn hedging is easy to grow, tolerant of most soil types and well suited to a moist, free-draining position in full sun. Prunus spinosa hedge plants are popularly used as a base in mixed native hedging as they provide wildlife interest and work wonderfully when used to create a cottage garden/informal look. Prunus spinosa has thorny stems and can make a good intruder deterrent hedge, whilst being able to handle coastal situations due to its hardy nature.

Combine Blackthorn with

Prunus spinosa hedge plants can be grown alone for a uniform look or combined with other native plants to create a diverse garden feature, see our mixed hedging packs for readymade bundles.

Growth rate of Prunus spinosa hedge plants

Blackthorn hedging is fast growing and able to achieve about 40-60cms of growth each year. Prunus spinosa is best suited to hedges with a height between 1-4 metres.

Care advice for Blackthorn hedges

Prunus spinosa hedge plants require little attention once planted. However, we do recommend trimming your hedge after the sloes have been harvested, or in late winter. Please view our Hedging Care Advice page for more information.

Suggested planting density for Blackthorn hedging

For information on our planting density guidelines for Blackthorne, please see the product table below. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual species and root type.

Our Blackthorn hedging plants are available to purchase year round as Pot Grown and Cell Grown Plants. Or, from November to mid/late May, Prunus spinosa hedge plants can be ordered in their bare root form, with cold stored plants being used towards the end of the season.

The best part of our Blackthorn hedges are UK grown by our hands-on experts who have years of nursery growing experience. On the odd occasion that we source Prunus spinosa hedge plants from outside of the UK, we make every effort to ensure our overseas suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At Best4hedging, we endeavour to make sure that your Blackthorn plants arrive in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest standard, whilst protecting our wonderful prices. Rest assured, you can buy Blackthorn hedging online with complete confidence.

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Blackthorn hedge plants reviews

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Feedback for Blackthorn hedge plants has been compiled from 54 customer reviews

Date Product Score Customer Comment

Blackthorn hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Mixed Hedging - Hawthorn Base
  • Holly hedge plants
  • Viburnum opulus hedge plants
  • Cornus sanguinea hedging
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Easy to order, cost effective and delivery arrived prompt and well packaged. Planted all hedges plants immediately and fingers crossed they all take. Purchased the canes and protective tubes as well and these were both worth getting to protect the delicate / smaller hedge plants.
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Blackthorn hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Sea Buckthorn hedge plants
  • Holly hedge plants
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Berberis darwinii hedge plants
  • Laurus nobilis hedging
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The plants are of good quality and the service was outstanding
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Blackthorn hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hornbeam hedge plants
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Viburnum opulus hedge plants
  • Rosa rugosa 'Rubra' (Pink)
  • Cotoneaster lacteus hedge
  • Sorbus aucuparia
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Very prompt delivery with all plants in good condition
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Blackthorn hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Hazel hedge plants
  • Pussy Willow plants
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Lovely plants, can't complain at all.
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Blackthorn hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Rosa rugosa 'Rubra' (Pink)
  • Juneberry shrubs
  • Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)
  • Dog Rose hedge plants
  • Berberis julianae hedging
  • Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea
  • Bird Cherry hedge plants
  • Malus sylvestris hedge plants
  • Pussy Willow plants
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All the plants were in good condition and clearly labeled. Delivery was sooner than I expected, in good quality packaging. I will recommend this company when relevant.
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Blackthorn hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hornbeam hedge plants
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Always a good product, and excellent service.
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Blackthorn hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Ligustrum vulgare
  • Spiral Guard & Bamboo Cane
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Great plants so pleased.
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Blackthorn hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Dog Rose hedge plants
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
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The plants arrived safely and speedily - one of the pots had split but had not damaged the plant.
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Blackthorn hedge plants

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I was very pleased with the strong size of the plants
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On 07-Jan-2017 the customer changed their rating and added:
very good advice and excellent service

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Blackthorn hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Field Maple hedge plants
  • Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' hedge plants
  • Hornbeam hedge plants
  • Bone Meal Root Builder
  • Alnus glutinosa
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All delivered promptly and well packaged within three days of ordering
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