Blackthorn / Sloe Trees (Prunus spinosa)

£8.75

The Blackthorn is a deciduous shrub offering an abundance of beautiful white blossom around March – April and grows at a medium rate up to 6m tall.

The fruit is used to make jellies, syrups, conserves etc and as a flavouring for sloe gin and other liqueurs

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Description

The Blackthorn is a deciduous shrub offering an abundance of beautiful white blossom around March – April and grows at a medium rate up to 6m tall.

  • Blooms March – April
  • Produces edible fruit
  • Grown in Scotland
  • Trees reach up to 6m
  • Great for birds, bees and other pollinators
  • Hardy and low maintenance

The fruit is used to make jellies, syrups, conserves etc and as a flavouring for sloe gin and other liqueurs

Birds nest among the dense, thorny thickets, eat caterpillars and other insects from the leaves, and feast on the sloes in autumn.

Supplied tree/shrubs are around 1.5-2ft tall. Branches may be trimmed and supplied without plant pot for safe shipping and to reduce waste. Roots are well wrapped and the tree/shrub often tied to a bamboo stick for extra protection in transit.

Orders placed between Weds PM – Sun are dispatched the following Monday to minimise time spent in transit and to avoid orders being stuck in the depot over the weekend.

Additional information

Weight 900 g
Dimensions 85 × 7 × 7 cm
Delivery

Trees are posted out using Royal Mail.

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