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Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra'Black Cherry Plum

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
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Pretty spring Cherry blossom

Spring blooms attract pollinators

Good autumn colour

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Height Up to 1000cm (393in)
Spread Up to 1000cm (393in)

Hardy Tree

cottage gardenswildlife gardenslow maintenance gardenspecimen plant

full sun

Flowering Months

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For many years Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra' has been a popular variety for planting in urban towns and cities due to its tolerance to pollution. It makes a particularly colourful specimen tree that creates a showy centrepiece for a large garden. This is is one of the first Cherries to flower in the spring. Single, pink-blushed flowers bloom along the bare shoots from mid spring. The flowers fade to white as the leaves begin to emerge, contrasting beautifully with the purple-black twigs. The foliage is bronzed initially, colouring to a deep purple through the summer, followed by an autumn extravaganza of red and orange. small, red, plum-shaped fruits may set in some seasons, adding further seasonal interest. Black Cherry Plum forms a striking, rounded tree with maturity, thriving in most soils. Height and spread: 10m (33').

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

2 x 18 litre potted prunus plants (TKA3389)
2 x 10 litre potted prunus plants (TKA3387)
2 x 5 litre potted prunus plants (TKA3385)
1 x 18 litre potted prunus plant (KA3388)
1 x 10 litre potted prunus plant (KA3386)
1 x 5 litre potted prunus plant (KA3384)

How to Grow

Plant cherry trees in any well drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the planting hole and drive the stake into the ground to support the tree. Staking after planting may result in damage to the root ball. Plant ornamental cherry trees at their original soil level and firm them into the ground. Fasten the tree to the stake using a tree tie, and water well.

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Ornamental cherry trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.


Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3



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