Blackthorn cultivation

How to grow blackthorn

Characteristics of Prunus spinosa





It doesn’t need a very abundant watering although it also supports, contrary to most of “prunus” humid conditions so it can appear in very varied climates.

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In borders or walls to form hedges very difficult to cross. Also to extract the fruits for medicinal or culinary uses


Sun, especially if you want it to flourish and produce good fruits. Protect from late frost, especially when in bloom. Provide hold against the wind so that it doesn’t spoil the flowers.


Propagate from seeds in spring or by means of grafting. It is a plant which easily sprouts after a fire and invades neglected lands.


Very well drained loamy soil. An excess of lime can produce chlorosis. It doesn’t support peaty soils.


Medicinal plant. More information

See photo of flowers

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Prunus cerasus

Prunus 3 cistena

Prunus cocomilia

Prunus domestica

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Prunus glandulosa

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Prunus incisa

Prunus insititia

Prunus laurocerasus

Prunus lusitanica

Prunus lyonii

Prunus maakii

Prunus malaheb

Prunus maritima

Prunus mume

Prunus padus

Prunus persica

Prunus postrata

Prunus ramburii

Prunus salicifolia

Prunus sargentii

Prunus serotina

Prunus serrulata

Prunus tenella

Prunus triloba

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This article was endorsed by Julián Masats - Technical agricultural engineer specialized in horticulture and gardening.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

28 May, 2021

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