Blackthorn – Prunus spinosa 40-60cm

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Available October – March.

Commonly known as Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa) are dense, dark and thorny, this small tree can grow up to 6-7meters in a wide spreading habit. Its leaves are small with a rugged toothed edge and appear long after the clusters white flowers which start to show during March/April time. One of the main characteristics of blackthorn is its thorns, which are around 2-2.5cm in length and line the tangled masses of twigs. This feature makes blackthorn a great impenetrable barrier and a fantastic hedging plant.

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