Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra' (Black Cherry Plum) - 9L Pot
A beautiful ornamental cherry, with some dark red fruit in autumn, this tree is sure to add character and style to your garden.
The blossom is a pale pink, which is echoed with the dark red foliage, making a striking comparison. Even the branches compliment the colour scheme, being a dark purple colour, which looks marvellous.
There may even be dark red fruit, which will add another dimension to the colours, and will also bring birds flocking to your garden. Whilst this fruit is edible, this plant is mainly ornamental, and will not always provide a crop.
- Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
- Tree is approx 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
- Approx. Growth Height: 3-5m
- Flower Colour: Pale pink
- Foliage Colour: Dark Red
- Flowering Period: Spring
- Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
- Growing Habit: Bushy
- Hardiness: Fully hardy
- Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
- Rate of Growth: Fast
- Scented: Barely
- Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects
- Light Requirements: full sun
- Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
- Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile
Caring and Maintenance
Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.
Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.
Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.
Growth 3 Months After Planting In June
This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.