Blackthorn Shrubs

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Asked by coleman on June 23, 2012
Transplanted Blackthorn Shrubs

I have moved blackthorn shrubs, about 24 inches high, but they look dead. Moved them about 4 weeks ago.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They are likely suffering from shock associated with the move. Also, it is possible that there are air pockets in the soil that are affecting the roots. I would step firmly on the root balls to help collapse any air pockets. Flood the area with water to help fill them in. Up its watering as well. It may also have a fungus disease, so I would treat the plant with a fungicide.

If you are unsure as to whether the shrubs are still alive, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

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Asked by annet on December 27, 2015
Blackthorn Tree

Given as a gift, but I have a very small garden. Can I grow this bush/tree in a tub? Also, would I be able to contain the size by pruning?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

My research shows that this bush would be best grown in the ground and would not do well in a container.
Keeping the size contained to 6 to 8 feet with pruning is possible and will result in a manageable specimen.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/blackthorn/growing-a-blackthorn-tree.htm

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