Prunus spinosa (Sloe/Blackthorn)
Prunus spinosa is more commonly known as Blackthorn or Sloe.
A native deciduous shrub that is truly tough and reliable.
Spring flowering with a mass of white flowers from feb through april depending on location one of the first shrubs to flower. Often mistaken for Hawthorn. Adds colour in early spring and provides a nectar source for early flying insects. The bush also provides bitter blue berries loved by birds from autumn through winter.
These sloes are often picked and used in jam, jellies and gin making.
Tolerant to poor soils, wind swept areas and coastal conditions. A rugged shrub that also works well as a natural barrier.
Comes in a 9cm pot approximately 50cm tall.
Note: These will arrive potted, bare stemmed in winter.