22 May Prunus cerasifera nigra Purple Leaf Flowering Plum
FEATURES: Rounded deciduous 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 winds.
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.