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Prunus cerasifera Nigra, Plum Purple Blaze

Suitable for any normal soil and position and the following 
Ultimate Height25ft (7.6m)Exposed/WindyYes
Hedge Height4-6ft (1.2-1.8m)Damp ShadeNo
Av. Growth/Year*1-1.5ft (30-45cm)Dry ShadeNo
Wet SitesNo
NativeNoCoastal AreasNo
EvergreenNoChalky SoilYes

This plant has been awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit.Award of Garden Merit
Av. Growth/Year* = Average growth per year in first 10-20 years, click here for more details.

PLUM, PURPLE-LEAVED (Prunus cerasifera Nigra) (Plum Purple Blaze)
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Masses of pink flowers on a Plum Purple Blaze tree at the Garden Centre.

Dark red foliage changing to deep purple on purple stems, contrasting dramatically with masses of pink flowers in March and April. It will form a dense deciduous hedge and can be very effective if mixed with Myrobalan Plum.
HEDGE Trim after flowering. For hedges 4-6ft (120-180cm). Plant 18-24ins (45-60cm) apart.
TREE 20ft x 20ft (6m x 6m) in 20 years, ultimate height 25ft (7.6m).

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 Br 16-24ins
Available for collection.
Mail Order orders will be despatched in Oct./Nov.
 Pg 16-24ins
Limited stock available

Br = Bare rooted cutting, layer etc.
Pg = Pot grown.

We can only sell bare-rooted plants when they are dormant. Orders for bare-rooted plants will be sent when the plants are dormant again (depending on the weather this is normally in November). We still have a wide range of pot grown and cell grown plants available for despatch or collection.

We don't charge your credit card for goods until they are about to be despatched. Orders received before October will be charged at this season's prices. We process orders on a first come, first served basis so to get your plants as early as possible please place your order now.


Please enter length of hedge you require below. The number of plants and price for these will then be shown on the right hand side.

Length of Hedge

Planting Distance18ins/45cm
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Br  16-24ins
Pg   16-24ins

Due to unprecedented demand we only have a limited amount of stock left this season. Restrictions due to Covid have led to a 2 to 3 week delay before we can send out any new orders.

If you place an order now we will place the order on hold for 2 weeks, after this we will then be able to confirm if we are able to fulfil your order this season.  We do not charge cards until orders are despatched.

Where possible please contact us by email as we have reduced number of staff available to answer phone calls. The mail order office is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

All prices include VAT where applicable.

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