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Plants for Spring Interest – Prunus Cerasifera Nigra

After a long, cold winter, it’s common for gardeners to seek plants with very early spring interest, bringing colour to their property as soon as possible. If you’re seeking a plant to help you achieve this, it might be worth considering the Purple-Leaf Cherry Plum, or ‘Prunus Cerasifera ‘Nigra’’, a species which comes highly recommended by the English Woodlands team.

The Purple-Leaf Cherry Plum features strong colour foliage, with leaves taking on a deep-black purple hue. Prior to the appearance of these you can expect to see extremely pale pink flowers opening in early spring. They’re populous enough to cover the entire tree, and can create an incredibly striking sight on even a young tree, which ultimately grows up to a height of 8m.

Multi-stemmed variants begin branching from extremely close to the ground, create excellent hedging and screening in spaces large enough to accommodate the dense canopy, particularly public land and parks. The species is fully hardy, and shouldn’t need any maintenance once established.

We have four sizes of Prunus Cerasifera ‘Nigra’ available for browsing in on-line or in the nursey. You can purchase it from anywhere between 175-400cm in height, ranging in price from £38.40 to £132.00 including VAT.

If you have the room to keep it, the Purple-Leaf Cherry is a highly appropriate plant for early spring interest, retaining colour through deeply coloured foliage throughout the season. As ever, if you have any questions or queries do not hesitate to contact us, and a member of the team will be more than happy to handle any enquiries.

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