Widespread but relatively sparse.
Deciduous woodland, scrub, hedgerows, road verges.
Will grow in most soils & situations. Light demanding.
A fast growing small tree bearing flowers and fruit (sloes). Suitable for general planting as a woodland fringe species and as a hedgerow shrub.
Blackthorn has been planted as a hedgerow species in the past but truly wild populations are also common. Use plants of local provenance or FC seed zones 302 & 204.
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