Plant name: Blackthorn
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Origin: NSW, ACT
Cultural notes: Prefers more clay like soils and alpine areas but is very hardy and will grow most places.
Maintenance: It can be cut back if needed.
Tolerates: Tolerant of drought, frost and poor drainage.
Flowering season: Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Flower colour: Fragrant white-cream flowers
Foliage colour: green leaves that grow in clusters.
Width: up to 5+m
Height: up to 6+m
Plant spacing: 150cm apart
Recommended uses: A very hardy plant, its spikey branches make it a good deterrent for boarder planting. Its fragrant flowers also make it quite an attractive plant.
Description: A species that does well in the alpine regions all the way down to the coast. The spikey branches on this tree make it a great habitat for small birds. The alpine plants tend to be more prostrate while coastal plants can get quite tall.