The Flowering Plum (Prunus cerasifera nigra) is an ornamental tree renowned for its dark purple foliage that grows along dark branches through summer, blooming delicate pink flowers in spring.
Best use in the home garden wherever contrast is needed as the purple colour works well against green-leaved plant varieties.
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This tree can be placed in a sunny area with well-drained soils. It will tolerate many different conditions, including poor soil and dry, hot environments. Water well after planting until established and prune lightly to manage plant growth. Keep protected from strong winds while young to maintain flower display.
Plant Type Deciduous Ornamental Tree Mature Dimensions (HxW) 5m x 4m Sun Exposure Full Sun Bird / Wildlife Attracting No Foliage Type Obtuse, Bluntly Tipped Foliage Colour Maroon, Purple Flowering Yes, Panicles Flower Colour Pale Pink, Pink