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Prunus Spire
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Prunus 'Spire'

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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Purple Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune