Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'
- Common Name: Ornamental plum
This popular garden and street tree is amongst the first to blossom in spring, with single deep blush-pink flowers followed by dark purple brown leaves and blackish-purple shoots. A stunning small tree with a dense mushroom shaped crown, providing good screening and excellent contrast, with a strong red to orange autumn colour. Imagine a copper beech effect, but on a petite scale, with the bonus of spring blossom. Very easy to grow and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Shallow rooting habit.