Prunus cerasifera Nigra

Prunus Nigra flowering cherry
  • Flowering month: February
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading

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 trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 8th January - you can always request a Christmas gift certificate to give on the day.

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
1-year Nigra tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£24.95
Out of stock
2-year Nigra tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£45.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Prunus Nigra flowering cherry tree


We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

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

  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Flowering month: February March
  • Flowering season: Early
  • Flower colour: Pink - light
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Dark purple
  • Leaf colour - young: Dark purple
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Similar varieties

  • See also Crimson Pointe
    Prunus x cerasifera
    Crimson Pointe
    A purple-leaved flowering plum tree, which grows with an upright compact form.

How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We have a very wide range of flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.