Blackthorn

Prunus spinosa hedging

From £1.30

Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) is a dense, native deciduous hedging plant that is a popular choice if you are looking for a mixed native hedge. Prunus spinosa is also known for its white flowers, thorns and berries. 

Blackthorn is one of our UK native hedging heroes and a popular selling hedging plant. Prunus spinosa blossoms early on in the spring season which is a nice treat for all gardens and a lovgely contrast against other dull hedging. You will be treated to small white flowers that are carried on black stems. In the summer the leaves will then turn a lovely dark green and oval shape. The fruit that is produced on Blackthorn is known as 'sloes' which turn from blue to black. 

This hedging plant is a real wildlife haven, the density of Prunis spinosa provides a great shelter for birds and other wildlife whilst the sloes proovide a great source of food. If you are looking to attarct more birds to your garden, this is your go to hedging plant. We also recommend to plant Blackthorn amongst other native hedging plants to create a real wildlife attraction. 

More Information

  • Berry Colour Blue
  • Deciduous Yes
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen No
  • Flower Colour White
  • Grows Up To 4m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible Yes
  • Is Native Yes
  • Intruder Proof Yes
  • Privacy Hedge No
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) hedge trimming should be done twice a year in late Winter and early Spring.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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  • (Prunus spinosa) Blackthorn 30/50cm Cell grown
    (Prunus spinosa) Blackthorn 30/50cm Cell grown
    30/50cm
    Cell Grown Pot Grown
    Price £1.69
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Min. Quantity: 12
  • Blackthorn 40/60cm 2L pot
    (Prunus spinosa) Blackthorn 40/60cm 2L pot
    40/60cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £7.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Blackthorn 60/90cm 2L pot
    (Prunus spinosa) Blackthorn 60/90cm 2L pot
    60/90cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £8.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Blackthorn bare root bundle 40-60cm
    Blackthorn bare root bundle 40-60cm
    40/60cm
    Bare Root
    Price £1.30
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Blackthorn bare root bundle 60-90cm
    Blackthorn bare root bundle 60-90cm
    60/90cm
    Bare Root
    Price £1.49 Was £1.79
    Planting Density:
    5 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Blackthorn bare root bundle 90-120cm
    Blackthorn bare root bundle 90-120cm
    90/120cm
    Bare Root
    Price £1.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 7 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Blackthorn bare root bundle 120-150cm
    Blackthorn bare root bundle 120-150cm
    120/150cm
    Bare Root
    Price £4.00
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
  • Blackthorn bare root bundle 150-200cm
    Blackthorn bare root bundle 150-200cm
    150/200cm
    Bare Root
    Price £7.00
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
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More Information
Berry ColourBlue
DeciduousYes
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenNo
Flower ColourWhite
Grows Up To4m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleYes
Is NativeYes
Intruder ProofYes
Privacy HedgeNo

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
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