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Nigra

  • Flowering month: February
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flower colour: Pink - light

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:Beginner
    • Vigour:Slightly large
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
  • Climate

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

    • Period of origin:1900 - 1949
    • Flowering month:FebruaryMarch
    • Flower colour:Pink - light
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit