Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’
Black cherry plum, Prunus ‘Pissardii Nigra’, Prunus ‘Blaze’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Nigra’ _ ‘Nigra’ is a medium, rounded, deciduous tree with dark purple leaves. It bears single, pale-pink flowers in early spring and has purple-black twigs.
Rounded to broadly spreading
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pale-pink in Spring
Dark-red in Spring; Dark-purple, Black in Summer
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Aphids , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Leaf mining moths , Plum leaf-curling aphid
Bacterial canker , Blossom wilt , Silver leaf
Budding, Grafting, Softwood cuttings
WHERE TO GROW
Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ (Black cherry plum) will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.
Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree
Grown in moderately fertile soil in full sun.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
North, South, East, West