Victoriana's website uses cookies to make the site simpler. Please see our Cookie Policy for details. Close message.
Your Trug, items you want to buy Your Trug
Trug Empty
£0.00
Victoriana Nursery Gardens Logo

Print Icon Twitter Icon Facebook Icon Email Icon

 


Special Offers
Redeem Offer Code
Redeem Gift Voucher
Scarecrow Members

 Join The Scarecrow Club


Our Feedback

Dear All, Just to say many thanks for the safe arrival of StopgroG8, and the splendid willows. These were much better than I expected - not spindly twiglets, but superb, strong plants with good roots. Brilliant! They're budding already.
Sue Patel - Maguire, Telford, Shrophire

Google+

Image of Sloe

Sloes

The Sloe bush Prunus spinosa, also know as the Blackthorn tree, produces small plum-like fruits known as 'drupes' in autumn. These sloe fruits (which are often mis-described as berries) are usually added to gin (along with a sizeable amount of sugar!) or vodka, and make a great addition to homemade preserves.

An Autumn frost will help to sweeten these extremely tart fruits, which we don't recommend are eaten raw! Prunus spinosa can be grown as a sloe bush if pruned at 6-8 feet in height, or left to its own devices will reach around 16 feet (5 metres) tall.


Add to Trug...Add to Trug...More Information...More information... Pollinator FriendlyPollinator Friendly

Sloe Bush

Image of Sloe

Sometimes known as Blackthorn. Clouds of white flowers are followed by the astringent blue-black fruits. Ideal for jams, jellies - and of course sloe gin.
Available from approximately mid November 2014
Supplied as a bare root plant pruned to approximately 2 - 3 feet (60 - 90 cm) tall including roots.

More information about Sloe Bush

Add to Trug...Add to Trug...More information...
Image of Sloe

Sloe Bush


We currently have no articles related to this category.