Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) has a mid green leaf and white flowers in spring which develop into black fruit (sloes) in winter.
The Blackthorn has sharp thorns and is therefore good to include in a hedge if a degree of security is required.
Blackthorn is also a good choice to include in a mixed native hedge as it is appealing to wildlife.An unfussy plant, Blackthorn is tolerant of most soil conditions and should be planted at a rate of five plants per metre.
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