Prunus spinosa - Blackthorn
Prunus spinosa - Blackthorn is widely used throughout the UK for good reasons; robust, useful and tolerant. Commonly used to form impenetrable hedging or as a stand alone large shrub/thicket.
The snow white flowers on Blackthorn mark the start of early Spring and appear before the leaves which are green and narrow in shape.
Once pollinated by insects the flowers develop into small dark fruits.
Blackthorn has long spikes and is densely branched - an ideal location for bird nesting.
Our cell grown Blackthorn plants are often used for hedge planting either on their own or mixed with other species such as Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Dog rose etc. at a planting density of 6 plants per metre.