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Prunus cerasifera - 'Pissardii' (Purple Leaved Plum)

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Spring), Purple Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Prunus cerasifera - Cultivation Notes

Ideal as a specimen tree in a lawn or border.The flowering cherry will tolerate most fertile garden soils in full or part sun. Allow this tree to grow freely as a specimen and avoid pruning if possible

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Prunus cerasifera:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Prunus cerasifera

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Prunus cerasifera:

  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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View other shrubs with dark pink flowers, or shrubs with purple foliage

Common Missspellings: Prunis, Prunes, Prunas

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