Flowering Plum - Nigra


Prunus pissardi "Nigra"

Found throughout Eurasia, this deciduous species is classed as a large shrub or small tree. The small leaves have noticeable hairy veins on the underside. The nigra has green new growth, maturing to deep purple-black foliage. Flowers occur in spring and are a pale pink, simple shape. Used as a colour contrast against lighter shaded trees, or mass plantings. Prefer moist, well drained soils, with regular watering.

Height: 4 metres
Width: 4 metres
* Dimensions at maturity.

Best suited for:
Small to medium gardens where a great red-leafed tree is needed for a varying colour contrast.


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