Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) Bareroot Dispatched In November 2019

Prunus spinosa. Bareroot trees of between 60 and 80cm in height. Dispatched November-March

QuantityBulk Purchase Pricing
1 - 9£3.1000 Price Per Item
10 - 49£1.8000 Price Per Item
50 - 0£1.2000 Price Per Item

£3.10

Description

Prunus spinosa is a large deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5 metres (16 ft) tall, flowers early spring and is sometimes confused with Cherry Plum. The shrub, with its savage thorns, is traditionally used in Britain to make a hedge. The Leaves and flowers make a yellow while the fruit blue or pink, the bark will also make a yellow dye.

If using in as  hedge: All species in a wildlife hedge can be cut back or “Coppiced” without harm. In the 1st year after establishment the hedge can be cut back to stimulate growth of the hedge from the base thereafter cut every 2-3 years. If the weather is unsuitable for planting or receiving the hedging, dig a hole and bury the roots of the bunched plants, they can be held like that till planting. After planting it is advantageous to mulch the hedge with lawn mowing or leaf mould to suppress weeds and also be done with plastic or carpet cuts and covered with soil.