Common Name: Flowering Plum
Botanical/Scientific Name: Prunus nigra
Fruiting: The fruit is a samara, elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 10–13 mm long by 6–8 mm broad
Fruiting Season: –
Flowering Season: mid to late spring. Showy, rose-pink flowers are carried in profusion on bare wood in spring; The winter buds are chestnut brown, long-pointed at the tip, up to 8 millimetres (0.31 in) long; The flowers are 15–25 millimetres (0.59–0.98 in) diameter, with five rounded petals, white fading to pale pink.
Plant Structure: deciduous tree to 4 meters high and wide
Size: deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 10 metres (33 ft) tall with a trunk up to 25 cm diameter
Other Available Varieties: –
Misc Extra: The branchlets are bright green at first, later become dark brown tinged with red, and spiny.
Features: Rounded decidous tree with deep purple leaves that have a red tone when young. Mass of single flowers from early to mid Spring.
Conditions: Will grow well in most free draining soils in sun or light shade. Thrives on fertile organic rich soils.
For best results: Enrich soil with plenty of organic material including well rotted compost. use a good thick mulch layer to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds. Select a site protected from blustery wind.
Planting ideas and uses: good central in a mixed shrub bed; use a colour contrast against deep and lime green foliaged shrubs and trees; site to enjoy Spring blossom.
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