Common Buckthorn - Rhamnus cathartica - €5 per plant
Sloe also known as Blackthorn is a shrub belonging to the same genus (Prunus) as almond, cherry and plum trees. Spinosa refers to the sharp spines or thorns that are characteristic of this plant and make it an excellent choice as a "nurse" plant, ie, to grow around other young saplings to protect them from predators. An important plant for wildlife, its early spring flowers provide nectar for early emerging pollintors, and its dense form provides secure nesting sites for birds and makes it popular in hedging. The fruit is referred to as sloes and is best known by the alcoholic beverage sloe gin, although numerous delicious recipies for jellies and preserves can be found. To order this plant please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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