Prunus cerasifera  'Nigra'

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. Well-known and has been commonly used as a street tree in Australia.
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun
  • Oval/Rounded Spreading
  • Flowers
  • Mulching
Categories: Prunus (flw. Plum)
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  • Variety

    Prunus (flw. Plum)

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  • Foliage

    Dull dark blackish-purple summer foliage, ruby red in colour when new and reddish-purple in autumn.

  • Bark

    Blackish-brown. Blackish-red younger branches.

  • Tree Habit

    Upright, becoming rounded with a tidy habit.

  • Flowers

    Abundant pink flowers, single or in groups of two to three in dense clusters in late winter to early spring.

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