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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: spiky or thorny tree Reply with quote

I am looking for a spiky or thorny tree to cover a small area of 8 feet wide. they would need to be about 5 feet tall excluding rootball i.e. after planting. i want to keep them at that,height. They will be inside and slightly out ove a fence to keep people off it and to ensure anyone hanging over it has a face full of thorns
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pyracanthas !
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
Pyracanthas !
cannot get them tall enough
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackthorn ? Vicious thorns on that.....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cratagous crus-galli. Berberis. Robinia pseudoacacia. Very large Yucca.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
Blackthorn ? Vicious thorns on that.....
looks good would you get it 5 feet tall
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid I don't know.....and if it suits you, remember it will need constant trimming as it naturally grows into a small tree.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about Blackthorn being sold at 5', but it's often sold at 90-120cm bare rooted (Nov-Feb). Some places pot the leftovers on, for sale during the spring and summer. I'd get whatever you can, prepare the ground really well, then feed feed feed, and water copiously all summer. I'd be surprised if you didn't have a good deterrent come autumn: I for one, would think twice about crossing a 2' high blackthorn hedge!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i once had to pack a couple of thousand bare root blackthorns into bags. you may as well have just thrown me into a bag of cats, going by the condition my forearms were in afterwards.
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