Black-leaved plum

Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'

Black-leaved plum - Prunus cerasifera  'Nigra'

Common Name: Black-leaved plum
Genus: Prunus
Species: cerasifera
Cultivar: 'Nigra'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 10.00 m (1000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 10.00 m (1000 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: PurpleFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A spectacular deciduous tree with dark purple oval leaves. Masses of bowl shaped pale pink / white flowers smother its bare branches in early to mid spring and are occasionally followed by plum-like red or yellow fruits. A superb small tree that is easy to grow and will suit any garden.

  • Garden care: When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Lightly prune in summer to retain the shape and cut back any dead, diseased or branches which cross to healthy wood.

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