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Prunus spinosa

Prunus spinosa

Irish blackthorn, shillelagh material someday, if I live that long.

Four feet, total height. Good condition after a long shipment from the west coast.

Good news: rain in the forecast.
Bad news: freezing rain in the forecast.

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Were`d ya get the seeds ??? I`d like to give it a try...
 

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The seeds have not come up, and I read that they are challenging. Mine came from Chiltern Seeds at:
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The photo is the blackthorn immediately after I removed it from the box it shipped in, and planted it. This came from forestfarm at Pacifica in Oregon:
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www.forestfarm.com
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$49 + $49 shipping I sure hope the freeze last night caused no damage.
 

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Finally, this has begun to grow. This spring was unusually wet with record rains. I'll post some measurements and pics soon. Still, the reported invasive habit has not yet expressed. I will be reluctant to cut this until more sprout up nearby.
 

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