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Blackthorn Native Flowering Bonsai Tree


Quick Overview

  • A well established little tree with all the basics in place

  • 13" tall above it's pot. 21" wide overall.

  • Planted in a nice glazed stoneware bonsai pot

  • Only one available, you will receive the tree in the pictures

Blackthorn Native Flowering Bonsai Tree

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Blackthorn Flowering Native Bonsai Tree
Prunus spinosa or blackthorn is one of the U.K's finest native species to cultivate as bonsai. The tree has very small oval leaves, little white flowers in early spring and purple fruits in late summer. The tree develops very fine ramification in time. When old blackthorn also develop beautiful jet black craggy bark. Finding good blackthorn for bonsai is not easy, their natural suckering habit produces masses of thin straight shoots, normally only with roots a long way from the trunk. The best blackthorn in the world come from the scree slopes and sheep pastures of Wales. In these conditions the trees grow small and twisted due to the constant attention of the sheep. However once a good tree is located it is still incredibly hard to remove the tree and keep it alive. In bonsai cultivation blackthorn are very simple and can be treated exactly as hawthorn and other native deciduous trees.

A nice little blackthorn that is well established and has the basics in place, just needs time and care to develop further. 

The subject pictured is the EXACT plant we will send you. Appearance may vary depending upon the season.

In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.

Price including secure packaging and U.K delivery* £64.00

*Price includes delivery to any U.K mainland address (except Highlands and Islands).

Fast Safe Delivery to E.U countries see our shipping rates  as a guide and contact us for a shipping quote (before purchasing) and further details. 

Not available for shipping outside the European Union (ie: the USA). Importing plants without correct permissions can land you with a VERY big fine or prison time.

We do not provide cultural information for this tree other than the above (relevant to the UK climate only). Please ensure you have the skills and facilities to care for this plant in your location before you decide to purchase.

Additional Information

SKU TS3138-4