Why buy Cherry Plum Blossom?
The Cherry Plum Blossom (Prunus blireana) is a great choice when considering a compact, hardy and colourful feature tree! It is a flowering ornamental tree, not a fruiting plum tree, which is is a small growing.
It blooms in mid to late winter (late July/early August), with soft pink double blossoms massed over the entire tree. These blossoms are long lasting and Cherry Plum Blossom trees are showered in flowers by mid September. These flowering trees are fully in leaf with rich purple red foliage that changes to a bronzy red in mid Summer.
Prunus Blireana grows to approx. 4-5m in height and width but with a trim, can be kept much more compact if desired. This hardy and colourful feature tree can be planted singly, in clumps or as an avenue/row.
The Pink Cherry Plum Blossom is extremely hardy and enjoys almost any soil. It is wind hardy, drought hardy and frost and heat tolerant. This is what makes councils love them so much as street trees.