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Prunus spinosa ‘Plena’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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An unusual and desirable small tree, Prunus spinosa 'Plena' is very hardy and covered with masses of dainty, double white flowers in March or April. The flowers are followed by dark green leaves which last until autumn.

An attractive native blackthorn ideal for a natural woodland garden or as a specimen tree to give exceptional spring interest.

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (30-50 cm tall, young plants only)

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Prunus spinosa  ‘Plena’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Prunus spinosa  ‘Plena’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: March - April.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Prunus spinosa 'Plena' grows to be a small tree with a rounded crown.
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 4 m (13 ft)

Notes: Prunus are known for their vigorous root systems and should not be planted over drains or close to house foundations.

Plant Finder: about Prunus spinosa ‘Plena’


Prunus spinosa ‘Plena’. This is a double-flowered blackthorn, with white blossom which arrives in March, before the dark green leaves appear. Black sloes (fruit) are produced in September and can be used to make syrups and liqueurs.


Do not plant near drains or house foundations.

Interest and use

Grown mainly for its abundance of early spring flowers, but also for fruit.

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Prunus spinosa  ‘Plena’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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