Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii'
cherry plum 'Pissardii'
'Pissardii' is an upright, rounded, twiggy tree with very dark red-purple leaves. The pale pink flowers, soon fading to white, open in early spring with the leaves and may be followed by dark red, edible, plum-like fruit
Ultimate height8–12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark
- Name status
- Plant range
How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile soil in full sun
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
- Hedging and screens
Pruning group 1. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem
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