Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moist, well-drained fertile soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March to April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A spectacular, deciduous tree, with purple, oval leaves. Masses of blush white flowers smother its bare branches in early to mid spring They are occasionally followed by plum-like red or yellow fruits. A superb superb small tree that is easy to grow and will suit any garden.
- Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Lightly prune in summer to retain the shape and cut back any dead, diseased or branches which cross to healthy wood.
Early-summer- flowering shrubs can be pruned this month to keep them vigorous and flowering well. It is also the ideal time to prune several trees that are prone to bleeding if pruned at other times, and it’s not too late...Read full article