Pre-order for autumn 2019Important. We are accepting pre-orders now for autumn 2019, but please read our Brexit statement.  More>
EU flagOrange Pippin EU logo


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.

Prunus cerasifera

Nigra flowering cherries for sale

    How to grow

    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 characteristics

    • Growing

      • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
      • Vigour:Slightly large
    • Problems

      • Disease resistance:Good
    • Climate

      • Climate suitability:Temperate climates, Mild damp climates, Warm climates
      • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
    • Identification

      • Period of origin:1900 - 1949
      • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit