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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
black cherry plum
Prunus 'Blaze' Prunus 'Pissardii Nigra'
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
'Nigra' is a medium-sized, round-headed deciduous tree with deep blackish-purple leaves and twigs. Single, pale pink flowers open from deep pink buds before the leaves
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Clay, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile soil in full sun
Propagate by chip budding or grafting, although softwood cuttings in early summer with bottom heat can be successful
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens
Pruning Pruning group 1. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem
Pests May get aphids, caterpillars, leaf-mining moths and bullfinches
May be affected by silver leaf, bacterial canker and blossom wilt
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black cherry plum
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