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Blackthorn

Prunus spinosa

Average Seeds per Packet
15
Packet Price
£2.99
Information

Hardy Native Perennial Shrub, usually of Woodland, Scrub and Hedgerows, Freely suckering and so can form very dense thickets, with heads of white flowers in March - May, followed by blue-black fruits, above grey-green foliage

Height x Spread:

160 in (400 cm) x 60 in (150 cm)

Wildlife Value:

Attractive to most insects, especially Bees, and many moth caterpillar feed on the foliage, also the fruits provide winter food for many species of bird.

Other Interest:

Fruits can be and are used to make Sloe Gin.

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