Prunus spinnosa--Sloe, Blackthorn

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Prunus spinnosa--Sloe, Blackthorn

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Sloe grows 15 feet tall, is spiny and may be used as a hedge plant. The white flowers and the blue-black fruit are 2/3 inch in diameter. The fruit is used in sloe gin.

Two cultivars are listed: 'plena'--smaller, double flowers; 'purpurea'--reddish purple foliage, pink flowers.

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