You either love the Black thorn for its delicate flowers and intoxicating scent, or hate it for the numerous thorns and invasive nature.

  • Very thorny, indigenous small shrub or tree
  • Rounded or spreading flat crown and can reach a height of 7 – 9 m
  • Sweet smelling, creamy white flowers in spring, before the tree comes into leaf
  • Light to dark grey fissured bark
  • Important food source for wild and domestic animals
  • Spreads quickly and forms impenetrable thickets in overgrazed areas
  • Drought resistant