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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
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
H/Std £65.00 each 

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • 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
  • 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 - Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Serrate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Obovate - see photos above
  • Ovate
  • 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
  • Tree Shape - Broadly columnar -
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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