Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'
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): 5m x 3m