Prunus cerasifera nigra Fastigiata – Flowering Plum or Black Cherry Plum.
This ornamental plum is an upright flowering plum with attractive deep red foliage and pretty pink flowers in spring. Prunus cerasifera nigra Fastigiata will reach around 5-6m in height this is relatively drought tolerant prunus that grows well in full sun and a well drained soil. Commonly known as Flowering Plum or Black Cherry Plum.
Initial growth is upright over time a rounded to V shaped crown will form. Useful a as small tree at the rear of the border, or as a street tree.
Also useful as a contrast plant at the rear of the garden border where the dark foliage acts as a foil for lighter foliaged shrubs. Small pink flowers appear on bare branches in spring, followed by the deep purple foliage.Reaching a height of around 5 – 10 m with a spread of around 3m this is a very useful landscaping tree for smaller spaces.
Useful for the attractive deep red foliage with the added attraction of pink flushed white flowers in spring. A very tough tree for difficult situations. Minimum care is required once established.
If you are growing Prunus nigra ‘fastigiata’ for the spring flowers, a sheltered position away from strong winds will allow the plant to hold the flowers over a longer period.
Used widely ad a street tree, also used as a feature tree in parks and gardens.
Prunus cerasifera nigra Fastigiata Summary
- Height – 5m, can reach 10m in ideal conditions.
- Flowering Season – Spring with white to pink flowers..
- Foliage – Deciduous, purple foliage.
- Position – Full sun, well drained soil.
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