Prunus Cerasifera - Nigra
A small, ornamental flowering plum with very dark purple summer foliage carried on dark branches. Single pink flowers in spring make a spectacular display. Often used as a striking small foliage contrast tree for smaller gardens or as a street tree.
Height: 5 metre(s)
Width: 4 metre(s)
Growth rate: Moderate.
Habit: Upright, becoming rounded with a tidy habit.
Foliage: Dull dark blackish-purple summer foliage, ruby red in colour when new and reddish-purple in autumn.
Flowers: Abundant pink flowers, single or in groups of two to three in dense clusters in late winter to early spring.
Bark: Blackish-brown. Blackish-red younger branches.
Tolerances: Hot sites once established and to a variety of site conditions, but prefers moist, well drained fertile soils and a position receiving full sun.
Comments: Flowers best in full sun. Well known and has been commonly used as a street tree in Australia.
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