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  • Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'

    Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'

    From £70.00

    Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra', also known as Purple Leaved Plum tree is a striking ornamental tree favoured for its rich, deep purple foliage and stems. This round-headed tree produces small pale pink flowers in early spring. Its leaves are small and dark purple, turning shades of red and orange in autumn. The height and spread of this cherry tree in 10 years will be 5 x 3 metres. It is best grown positioned in full sun and is suited to all soil type.

    A beautiful small flowering cherry, Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra' is ideal for limited spaces. 'Nigra' erupts in a mass of single pink flowers in Spring which are popular with bees and contrast beautifully with the emerging bronze leaves. After flowering it creates a wonderful foliage foil for other plants

    This Black Cherry Plum tree is tolerant to pollution and prefers well drained soil in full sun to achieve the best flower display and autumn colour. 

    Planting Advice

    Our single stem, pot grown Purple Leaved Cherry Plum trees can be planted all year-round. Choosing a location away from strong winds will protect the blossom display. To aid the trees growth more effectively, sprinkle root grow when planting. Here are some tips for planting your cherry tree:

    1. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide 
    2. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost
    3. Place the roots of the tree into the hole, fill it with your soil mix and firm around gently (avoid banking the collar of the tree)

    Aftercare Advice

    Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. 

    • If planting in spring or summer, water well for the first few months and increase watering if there are periods of hot or dry weather.
    • If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little.  

    If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard.

    Pruning Advice

    Prune 'Nigra' trees for the first few years to ensure a healthier tree in the future.

    • Prune back any unwanted branches to create balance
    • Remove any damage or disease

    Prune after the flowering season.

    More Information
    Berry Colour Orange
    Deciduous Yes
    Semi Evergreen No
    Evergreen No
    Flower Colour Pink
    Has Berries Yes
    Is Edible No
    Is Native No
    Privacy Hedge No

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      Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra' (Purple Leaved Plum) tree foliage and blossom
      150/200cm 12L Pot
      Pot Grown
      Price £70.00
      150/200cm 12L Pot
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    More Information
    Berry Colour Orange
    Deciduous Yes
    Semi Evergreen No
    Evergreen No
    Flower Colour Pink
    Has Berries Yes
    Is Edible No
    Is Native No
    Privacy Hedge No

    Delivery Information

    • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
    • Our delivery lead time is currently within 7-14 days.
    • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
    • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
    • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
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