25 years to reach maturity
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Purple Leaved Plum Overview
Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra' is a deciduous tree cultivar from the Rosaceae family. It has an upright habit and forms a rounded shape. Grown for the foliage and the flowers, this cultivar produces attractive dark purple-red leaves and stems. The flowers are pale pink in colour, opening from darker pink buds, appearing before the leaves in early spring. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Common problems with Purple Leaved Plum
Bacterial canker may also be a problem.
How to propagate Purple Leaved Plum
Softwood cuttings best taken in early summer.
Special features of Purple Leaved Plum
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Purple Leaved Plum
Ornamental, foliage, fruit