Sloe - Prunus Spinosa
Long lived trees popularly used as a thorny hedgerow across the United Kingdom, the berries are not consumed straight from the plant, but are instead used to infuse gin and other white spirits. Hardy and easy to grow, sloe trees ide excellent wildlife habitat, but are known to spread, so remove suckers to control unwanted growth. Suitable for hedging in rural settings.
Easy to grow, plant in full sun in a soil enriched with aged compost and decomposed manure. Best suited to cooler climates. Prune in winter to keep plants compact. Avoid waterlogged or wet sites.