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Plant of the Month

April

Prunus cerasifera Nigra

A wonderfully versatile tree, this ornamental cherry has just about everything to offer. In spring it is covered in very pretty soft pink blossom which is well visited and much loved by bees and other pollinators. The flowers are contrasted beautifully against the almost black stems and the newly emerging bronze foliage. Over the summer the leaves turn a deep purple and then in autumn they offer a final flourish of red and orange. A great tree for a small garden or to set off against other trees. It will grow in most stable conditions in full sun and will reach 10m x 10m.

Prunus Nigra
Prunus Nigra