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PRUNUS cerasifera 'Nigra'

Commonly known as Black-leaf plum, Blaze

FRUITING CHERRIES

Red leaves when young then turning dark purple. Pink flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    dark-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Rounded habit. Produces solitary flowers 2.5cm (1in) across along bare shoots with the leaves, sometimes followed by spherical plum-like edible red or yellow fruit 3cm (1¼in) across
  • Zero Rated Item
    No VAT on this plant
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun

PRUNUS cerasifera 'Nigra'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
H/Std £65.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Ultimate size in 20-50 years
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, caterpillars, bullfinches. Silver leaf, honey fungus, blossom wilt, bacterial canker.
    Place of origin
    Southeastern Europe, southwestern Asia,
  • Flower Shape
    Bowl-shaped
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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tree - guide for size not form Average Person
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