Skip to product information
1 of 1

Paliurus aculeatus 30-60cm

Paliurus aculeatus 30-60cm

Regular price €14,00 EUR
Regular price Sale price €14,00 EUR
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Plant Description

Paliurus aculeatus, commonly known as Christ's Thorn or Jerusalem Thorn, is an intriguing deciduous shrub or small tree native to parts of Europe and Asia. This unique plant is renowned for its distinctive, thorn-covered branches and its ornamental qualities. Paliurus aculeatus is a valuable addition to gardens and landscapes, known for its striking appearance and adaptability.

Christ's Thorn is named for its distinctive, spiny branches that bear sharp, paired thorns. These thorns are often associated with the crown of thorns said to be worn by Jesus Christ during his crucifixion, hence the common name "Christ's Thorn." The shrub typically reaches a height of 6 to 20 feet (1.8 to 6 meters) and has a spreading, irregular growth habit. Its leaves are dark green, simple, and elliptical to lance-shaped, adding to its visual appeal. In late spring and early summer, Paliurus aculeatus produces small, inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers that are followed by ornamental, papery, winged seed capsules.


  1. Sunlight: Christ's Thorn prefers full sun to partial shade. It thrives in well-lit locations, which encourage healthy growth and flowering.

  2. Soil: Well-draining, loamy soil with neutral to slightly alkaline pH is suitable for this shrub. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy or clayey soils. Proper drainage is essential for preventing waterlogged roots.

  3. Watering: Once established, Paliurus aculeatus is relatively drought-tolerant. Water regularly during the growing season, particularly during dry spells, but allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Reduce watering in the dormant season.

  4. Pruning: Prune the shrub as needed to maintain its shape and remove any dead, damaged, or overcrowded branches. Pruning can be performed in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to conserve soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth.

  6. Temperature and Hardiness: Christ's Thorn is generally hardy in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 10. It can tolerate mild cold temperatures but may require protection in areas with harsh winters.

  7. Container Growing: While it is typically grown in gardens, Paliurus aculeatus can be cultivated in large containers or pots with well-draining potting mix. Ensure proper drainage in the container and provide regular care.

  8. Pests and Diseases: This shrub is relatively pest and disease-resistant. However, monitor for common garden pests like aphids or scale insects and address any infestations promptly if they occur.

Paliurus aculeatus, or Christ's Thorn, is an intriguing and visually appealing shrub known for its unique thorny branches and ornamental qualities. It adds a touch of interest and texture to gardens and landscapes while requiring moderate care once established.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description


Pictures of this plant were taken on , please keep on mind that the plant may have grown since pictured.Also be aware that most plants change across seasons. If present foliage could have been fallen or change in its color.

Botanical family: Rhamnaceae

Botanical genus: Paliurus

Botanical species: Paliurus aculeatus


Additional information

Plant Height: 30-60cm

Plant Diameter:

Picture Taken on:

Pot Size:

Grafted/Not Grafted:

View full details