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Prunus cer Nigra
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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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Purple Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Fast growth rate Fast growth rate
Flowering month - March Flowering month - March
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Replacement prune Replacement prune