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Prunus spinosa

To swap with Gro Garden Ltd

This grower is fairly sure of this plant identification.

We have around 50 self seeded Blackthorn/Sloes that have grown up in our soft fruit area. We will be starting to clear this area this summer so are offering them free [a donation to the gardens would be fab] if you come and dig them up and take them off site. There are enough there to plant at least a 50ft hedge if you wanted one. Some are 2 meters high but can be trimmed obviously. They need to go during June if possible as we want to clear the area.

Plant Size
200cm × 50cm × 50

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Grower Notes

To swap or free - if you have edible plants to swap. Please text 07592 792434 to arrange to come and take them away.

Plant Finder: about Prunus spinosa

Common names

Blackthorn, Sloe


Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn). A thorny species to 3.5-4.5m found throughout temperate Eurasia and in North Africa. Has toothed 5cm long leaves and profuse small white flowers borne singly or occasionally in pairs on the leafless branches in early spring. Prune-like fruit to 1.2cm follow. Excellent for making tart jam.


You should plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun, remember to protection from strong winds. Propagation is from grafting or from seeds.

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen, medicinal, woodland Suitable for coastal conditions.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Prunus spinosa | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Boggy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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