Prunus cerasifera Nigra fastigiata – Pink Flowering Plum
Prunus cerasifera Nigra fastigiata
*height & width at maturity
GROWTH RATE: Moderate
FOLIAGE: Dull dark blackish-purple summer foliage, ruby red in colour when new and reddish-purple in autumn.
FLOWERS: Abundant pink flowers, single or in groups of two to three in dense clusters in late winter to early spring.
BARK: Blackish-brown. Blackish-red younger branches.
DESCRIPTION: An upright growing deciduous tree with dark crimson foliage. Pale pink flower buds turn to a profusion of single white blossom in early Spring. Dark red-purple foliage, turning bronze in Autumn, this is an ideal tree for variation of shape and color in the garden.
LANDSCAPE USES: An ideal tree for variation of shape and color in the garden. Suitable for screening out neighbours and for narrow situations.
TOLERANCES: Very hardy, tolerates most conditions , should be protected from strong winds. Hot sites once established and to a variety of site conditions, but prefers moist, well drained fertile soils and a position receiving full sun. Flowers best in full sun.
TREE CARE: Plant in full sun in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.