• Eventual height: 10m
  • Eventual spread: 10m

Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'

flowering cherry blossom tree ( syn. Prunus 'Blaze' )

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
9 litre pot | 1.2 - 1.5m tall £69.99
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This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

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. 'Nigra' is a superb medium-sized tree that is easy to grow and will not reach the height of a single-stemmed form making it better-suited for smaller gardens.

  • Garden care:
    When planting your ornamental cherry, prepare a hole up to three times the diameter of its root system. Fork over the base of the pit in readiness, incorporating plenty of organic matter into the backfill and planting hole. Avoiding frozen and waterlogged soil, trees should be planted out as they arrive. If you've ordered a bare root tree, soak the roots in a bucket of water for half an hour prior to planting, or if this is not possible, they can be heeled in temporarily, covering their roots with soil, or potted up. Choose a sheltered spot to protect emerging blossom. Lightly prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker, to retain an open ‘goblet' shape and remove any damaged, diseased or broken branches.
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