{"id":399732572194,"title":"Prunus spinosa - Blackthorn","handle":"prunus-spinosa","description":"\u003ch1\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: bold;\"\u003eBlackthorn, Sloe - (Draighean)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGrown as a Tree\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA well known native tree, t\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ehe strong white flowers appear before the leaves and it is a great herald of Spring in our hedgerows across the country. The timber from blackthorn is dense, burns exceptionally well and with little smoke, it is also used to make shillelagh sticks \u0026amp; \u003cspan\u003eIn \u003c\/span\u003efolklore\u003cspan\u003e, blackthorn is favoured by witches for making staffs or wands\u003c\/span\u003e. Blackthorn produces purple sloes that can are used in preserves and to flavour Gin. Birds love the fruits and the dense cover this great native tree provides. Wind and coastal hardy. Will grow nearly anywhere.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGrown as a Hedge\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA traditional country hedgerow plant that makes a robust, stock proof thorny hedge that is very attractive to wildlife. A blackthorn hedge \u003cspan\u003eis vigorous and will sucker and must be cut to keep it in bounds.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSite: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTolerates coastal exposure\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eSoil:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e Any well-drained soil, not fussy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ePosition: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFull sun or partial shade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eSeason of Interest:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e Blossom in Spring, sloes in Autumn\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eHardiness: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHardy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eHeight:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e 20ft (6m)  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eSpread:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e 12ft (4m)\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eHedging Spacings: \u003c\/b\u003eUp to 6 plants per metre in a staggered line for a stock proof hedge\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff9c00; 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The timber from blackthorn is dense, burns exceptionally well and with little smoke, it is also used to make shillelagh sticks \u0026amp; \u003cspan\u003eIn \u003c\/span\u003efolklore\u003cspan\u003e, blackthorn is favoured by witches for making staffs or wands\u003c\/span\u003e. Blackthorn produces purple sloes that can are used in preserves and to flavour Gin. Birds love the fruits and the dense cover this great native tree provides. Wind and coastal hardy. Will grow nearly anywhere.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGrown as a Hedge\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA traditional country hedgerow plant that makes a robust, stock proof thorny hedge that is very attractive to wildlife. A blackthorn hedge \u003cspan\u003eis vigorous and will sucker and must be cut to keep it in bounds.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSite: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTolerates coastal exposure\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eSoil:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e Any well-drained soil, not fussy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ePosition: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFull sun or partial shade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eSeason of Interest:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e Blossom in Spring, sloes in Autumn\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eHardiness: \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHardy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eHeight:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e 20ft (6m)  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eSpread:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e 12ft (4m)\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eHedging Spacings: \u003c\/b\u003eUp to 6 plants per metre in a staggered line for a stock proof hedge\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff9c00; font-weight: bold;\"\u003ePotted plants can be ordered \u0026amp; delivered at any time of year, if in stock.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: bold; color: #ff9c00;\"\u003eBareroot plants can be ordered, when in stock, for delivery from November to April.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: bold; color: #ff9c00;\"\u003eFor more info on bareroot delivery dates \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: bold; color: #94bd7b;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/futureforests.ie\/pages\/bareroot-ordering-availability\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eCLICK HERE\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Prunus spinosa - Blackthorn

Product Description

Blackthorn, Sloe - (Draighean)

Grown as a Tree

A well known native tree, the strong white flowers appear before the leaves and it is a great herald of Spring in our hedgerows across the country. The timber from blackthorn is dense, burns exceptionally well and with little smoke, it is also used to make shillelagh sticks & In folklore, blackthorn is favoured by witches for making staffs or wands. Blackthorn produces purple sloes that can are used in preserves and to flavour Gin. Birds love the fruits and the dense cover this great native tree provides. Wind and coastal hardy. Will grow nearly anywhere.

Grown as a Hedge

A traditional country hedgerow plant that makes a robust, stock proof thorny hedge that is very attractive to wildlife. A blackthorn hedge is vigorous and will sucker and must be cut to keep it in bounds.

Site: Tolerates coastal exposure
Soil: Any well-drained soil, not fussy
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Season of Interest: Blossom in Spring, sloes in Autumn
Hardiness: Hardy
Height: 20ft (6m)  Spread: 12ft (4m)
Hedging Spacings: Up to 6 plants per metre in a staggered line for a stock proof hedge

Potted plants can be ordered & delivered at any time of year, if in stock.

Bareroot plants can be ordered, when in stock, for delivery from November to April.

 

For more info on bareroot delivery dates CLICK HERE

 

Size
€1.50
Maximum quantity available reached.

2-3ft Bareroot

QuantityPrice Each
0 - 9 €1.50
10 - 49 €1.20
50 - 99 €1.00
100 + €0.80

3-4ft Bareroot

QuantityPrice Each
0 - 9 €3.00
10 - 49 €2.50
50 + €2.20

1-2ft Bareroot

QuantityPrice Each
0 - 9 €1.20
10 - 49 €1.00
50 - 99 €0.75
100 + €0.60

Order can be placed online for Delivery or Collection

MAIL ORDER:

Packing & delivery charges within The Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland are €15 per order.

If your full order is in stock, we usually deliver within a week to 10 days of receiving your order, often sooner. We will get in touch if there are any issues with availability - see Mail Order FAQ’s for more info.

 

DELIVERY:

Shipping times are currently 3 to 10 working days from when we receive your order. We are currently using An Post, DPD, Nightline and Prompto Courier companies.

Once your order has shipped it may arrive the next day or it can take 2 or 3 days for the parcels to arrive, we take special care to pack our plants in such a way that they will still arrive in perfect condition after several days in transit.


Delivery charges to the
rest of the UK are as follows:

€20 for orders up to €100
€35 for orders up to €250
€50 for orders over €250

Please note, there are some height (1.75m max) and other restrictions on what we can ship to the rest of the UK, we will let you know if there are any issues when you place your order.

Delivery charges are calculated & added to your order at the checkout stage.

- see Mail Order FAQ’s for more info.

COLLECTION FROM THE NURSERY:

Orders can be placed online to be collected at the nursery, we just require 24 to 48 hours notice and we will be in touch with any issues with availability and to let you know that your order is ready. Orders must be collected within 2 weeks of placing the order unless otherwise agreed. Please use the discount code COLLECT at the checkout to avail of free collection.

COLLECTION FROM SHOWS:

Orders can be placed online to be collected at the various shows we attend around the country - from April to September. See more info about the shows we attend HERE

POTTED PLANTS:

BAREROOT PLANTS:

Please note. Heights given are approximate and reflect the relative age
and strength of plants as well as their actual height. 

For more information about choosing Potted or Bareroot plants click HERE

OUR PROMISE TO YOU...

RANGE
We source our plants from the very best growers in Ireland and beyond, each plant is chosen for its Useful, Fruitful or Beautiful attributes and its value to the Irish garden & landscape, we strive to stock an outstanding range, from native to unusual & rare.


ENVIRONMENT
We manage our nursery on organic principles, all our potting, planting, lifting & weeding is done by hand & we use peat free compost, we strive to have the least impact on the planet as possible and are always looking for ways we can improve.


QUALITY
Plant quality is especially important to us. When we gather your order, we pick the best possible size & shape for the grade & always check for healthy roots & grafts. We take plant health very seriously and inspect our nursery for any signs of pests & disease regularly.


SERVICE
We have a skilled team who go to great lengths to make our plants arrive to you in the best possible condition, our priority is to supply an inspiring range of top quality plants with excellent customer service whether you are using our Mail Order Service or calling to the Nursery & Garden Centre.


We are a passionate team who love what we do and are always available to offer advice or answer any questions - by phone 027 66176 or by email info@futureforests.ie and very much in person, our nursery is open 7 days a week.