Cherry Plum, Purple Leaf Plum

  • 12-14cm girth Prunus cerasifera Nigra to scale

    12-14cm girth Prunus cerasifera Nigra to scale

  • Early flowers of the Prunus cerasifera Nigra

    Early flowers of the Prunus cerasifera Nigra

  • Mature Prunus cerasifera Nigra in summer foliage

    Mature Prunus cerasifera Nigra in summer foliage

  • A mature specimen of Prunus cerasifera Nigra in a suburban environment

    A mature specimen of Prunus cerasifera Nigra in a suburban environment

  • Prunus cerasifera Nigra multi stemmed at Barcham trees

    Prunus cerasifera Nigra multi stemmed at Barcham trees

Prunus cerasifera Nigra

12-14cm girth Prunus cerasifera Nigra to scale

12-14cm girth Prunus cerasifera Nigra to scale

Prunus cerasifera Nigra

Introduced in the early 1900s this form of the Cherry Plum (or Myrobolan) usually sets only a few red fruits that can be eaten.

A popular tree often planted in city streets or verges it is easy to maintain in a garden as it reacts well to very severe pruning.

A small tree with a rounded form it is most notable for its purple leaves and stems.

Early pink spring flowers fade to white before the leaves take full effect.

This is a robust performer thriving on most free draining soils. As with all cherries this will not tolerate waterlogged or permanently wet soils.

We grow this as both single and multi stemmed

Mature heights and crown spread can vary depending on environmental conditions

Mature height: 5-10m

Mature spread: 4-8m