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Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

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Plant name: Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Other names: Sloe

Category: Deciduous Shrub

Plant familyRosaceae

Light preference: Full sun

Soil preference: Loam, sand, chalk, clay, acid, neutral, well-drained

Flowering/fruiting month: White flowers in April


  • 2.5-4 meters height
  • 2.5-4 meters spread




Small deciduous shrub often used in hedging. Produces beautiful white flowers in spring and sloes in Autumn which are often used to create Sloe gin. Local birds will love them so you'll have to rush if you want to make gin!!

Current appearance: Not a huge amount of care needed but pruning is important to help it keep shape.