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Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm
Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm
Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm
Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm
Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm
Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm
Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm
Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm
Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm
Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm
Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm
Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm
Blackthorn Hedge Prunus spinosa Single Bare Root 60/90cm

Blackthorn Hedge 'Prunus spinosa' Single Bare Root 60/90cm

Grow your own delicious berries
Grows to
Grows To
400 cm
400 cm
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Plant Care Information:

RHS Perfect Pollinators
RHS Perfect Pollinators
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

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1 x Bare Root
Item: 500352
£1.29
10 x Bare Roots
Item: 500357
£11.90
25 x Bare Roots
Item: 500358
£27.25
50 x Bare Roots
Item: 500359
£49.50
Grows to
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400 cm
400 cm
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  • Make your very own delicious sloe gin from berries grown from Blackthorn hedges 
  • See a flurry of white flowers even before the leaves have chance to grow 
  • Bushy foliage forms with thorny branches and oval-shaped leaves 
  • Fast growth rate adds up to 60cm of height every year
  • Supplied as a bare root hedge, 60-90cm tall, ready for planting
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A reliable hedgerow that not only adds privacy to the garden but produces delicious sloes every year.

Dainty white flowers grow in abundance from the early days of spring, even before green leaves have the chance to appear, to spark life into typically dormant gardens.

These hedges boast bushy foliage with oval-shaped leaves and thorny branches as summer rolls around, before small, inky black sloe fruits, very similar to damsons, grow in autumn.

Recommended as a ‘Plant for Pollinators’, the dense foliage forms admirable shelter for birds, while our feathered friends will also find the flurry of berries delicious! 

Seen across the UK in natural hedgerows as sloe bushes, any fruits left untouched by the birds can be picked when ripe in November and used to make a sweet, fruity flavoured gin.

Boasting an impressive growth rate of 40-60cm per year, these hardy hedges perform well when planted in a variety of soil types and sunny or part-shaded spots. Avoid waterlogged locations and full shade.

Don’t forget to use one of our handy bamboo cane and spiral guard sets when planting a bare root hedge. The cane will keep the bare root upright as it grows, while the spiral guard will protect the base of the plant from wildlife to achieve as thick a hedge as possible.

Supplied as a bare root hedge, 60-90cm tall, ready for planting.

What Is Supplied

Item 500352 supplied as:
1 x Bare Root

Top Tips

For best performance, plant bare root hedges in the winter.

Care Information

On Arrival:

  • When your bare root hedges arrive, be sure to place them upright in a bucket of clean water as soon as possible for a minimum of two hours. 
  • Only remove the plants from the water when you go to plant them, to ensure the roots are wet when planted and avoiding the chance of them drying out. 
  • If you are not ready to immediately plant your bare roots when they arrive, they can be stored in a sheltered space, such as a shed, for up to a week. Just be sure to open the package they arrive in and keep the roots moist.

Planting:

  • Where possible, plant in well-drained, good-quality soil in a sunny or partially shaded space in the garden for best performance. 
  • Trim the roots slightly before planting, as this will encourage healthier growth. 
  • Dig a trenched hole in the ground in the shape of a ‘V’, deep enough for the bare root to sit comfortably so the ‘tide mark’ of the root is level with the ground. This marks the level where the bare root was previously planted before lifting for delivery.
  • Ensure the roots are completely covered in soil, then firm the soil around, as water will gather in any remaining air pockets and potentially damage the roots when it freezes.
  • Water immediately after planting, then again whenever there are three or more days of continuous dry weather.
  • Where the weather is hot, daily watering may be needed throughout the first year of growth.
  • For an impressive display when planting multiple hedges, place five per metre. For a thicker hedge, plant seven per metre.

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Plant Dimensions
400 cm
400 cm
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1. If you're not totally happy with your order, return it within 30 days and we'll replace or refund in full!
2. Should any hardy plant fail to thrive thereafter, we'll replace free of charge - you just pay the P&P
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