Growing Calendar for Blackthorn hedge - Prunus spinosa
Delivery: Late February to Early May
Blackthorn is a dense, spiny native deciduous hedging plant with masses of small white flowers on its dark stems in spring before the leaves appear.
In autumn it produces blue-black fruits (sloes) which are particularly attractive to birds and are commonly used to make Sloe Gin.
Height: 9ft/3m if unprunned.
It makes a good security hedge. Hedges within gardens create a softer, more wildlife friendly boundary and can provide a great seasonal display of flowers, berries and autumn colour. Even a small hedge can create your own little wildlife habitat.
They can be close clipped or left a bit wilder, a mix of native varieties will give different periods of interest and a good nesting and winter food source for birds.
Planting distances vary from 30-60cm/1-2ft depending on the variety and the size of hedge required.
For a denser hedge plant a staggered double row with 38cm/15in between rows and 45cm/18ins between plants. All our hedging will be delivered as bare rooted bundles, with approximate height of up to 100cm/3.5ft depending on the variety
A key part of my newly planted native english hedgerow
Have had to get my grandson to dig out ditch for the plants. I am to old for this.
Arrived very dry, and leaves had all withered. Having soaked them overnight they are now planted and showing no signs of life. Bit worried they wont make it.
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