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Nigra

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

  • 1-year maiden bare-root tree 29.95
    Colt rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


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