Nigra is a flowering cherry-plum tree (Prunus cerasifera) notable for its intense purple-black leaves. The young shoots and bark have the same dark colour.

    The blossom arrives in early spring and is a light pink colour.

    Nigra is a relatively fast-growing tree, with attractive spreading proportions, reaching a medium-large size in 5-10 years and quickly becoming an attractive and distinctive addition to the garden.

    Nigra flowering cherry trees for sale

    Deliveries every week until the end of February

    Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
    Large  (3m - 5m after 5-10 years) bare-root - Colt rootstock 28.00 Sold outalert me

      Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

      *Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

      Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

      Summary features of Nigra


      • Gardening skill: Average?
      • Vigour: Slightly large?
      • Height after 10 years: Up to 6m / 20ft
      • Growth habit: Spreading
      • Growth rate: Fast
      • Flowering season: Early
      • Overall disease resistance: Good?


      • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
      • Blossom colour: Pink - light
      • Flower form: Single flower (up to 8 petals)
      • Leaf colour: Dark purple
      • Leaf colour - young: Dark purple
      • Popularity: Best sellers?


      • Planting position: Full sun preferred

      Botanical name

      Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'

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