Prunus ‘Spire’ Prunus

Prunus

Description: A small deciduous tree with a compact, upright habit, young bronze leaves, later green, then autumn colours of red and gold. Single light pink flowers open from dark pink buds from early April.

History: A hybrid from Prunus sargentii and possibly Prunus yedoensis, raised at Hillier nurseries in early 1920s. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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): 5m x 3m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Purple / Green
  • Leaf colour: Purple Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Autumn colour
  • M Size: Medium
  • Replacement prune

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