Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ Prunus

Prunus

Description: A neat round-headed tree producing myriads of small pale pink flowers in late February and early March. The leaves are small and very dark purple, turning a brighter red in the autumn time before falling.

History: In cultivation since 1916. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1993.

Prunus Growing Tips: Best grown in well-drained soil, in full sun to achieve the best flower display and autumn colour. Will tolerate most soil types including chalk, and clay.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: March
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Leaf colour: Purple
  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Chalk tolerant
  • M Size: Medium
  • Replacement prune

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