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23/03/2014 at 16:14

hi, wonder if anyone knows where i might find-prunus oakville crimson spire, thanks

23/03/2014 at 20:48

Lots of suppliers in Australia but can't find any in UK. 

23/03/2014 at 20:51

I had a look in plantfinder and was going to send a lin kbut drew a blank

23/03/2014 at 21:01

That seems like a very tricky-to-get-hold-of tree. May I ask why you want that particular cultivar? As there are many others that are similar, would they be of interest? 

23/03/2014 at 21:14

I have prunus cerasifera nigra - which is readily available and similar colour to what you are looking for.

23/03/2014 at 21:39

Where did you see this plant Denise and what makes it distinctive?

There may be a very similar cultivar in the UK.

26/03/2014 at 16:44

thanks everyone! yes, available in australia-though postage may be a little steep haha. looking for a small very slim tree with red/purple leaves. thanks again

29/03/2014 at 08:10
29/03/2014 at 08:31

Prunus trilobas are very nice had one on my last garden, keep meaning to get another.



29/03/2014 at 09:17

prunus cerasifera oakville crimson spire is the name you are looking for  flemings nurseries is one place you might try but there is a snag its in australia

29/03/2014 at 09:19
skodaboy67 wrote (see)

prunus cerasifera oakville crimson spire is the name you are looking for  flemings nurseries is one place you might try

As has already been established, Flemings are in Australia - the request is for a supplier for the UK. 

29/03/2014 at 09:26

Maybe there's a very similar cultivar available here. You could contact a big tree/shrub seller and ask.

Bluebell, or Barcham maybe. 

29/03/2014 at 09:35

have any one tried looking at ashridge trees as i have just looked and they deliver the prunus you are looking for through out the uk.hope this helps you out

29/03/2014 at 10:37

I've found a Prunus hillieri Spire at Ashridge,  

but not a Prunus cerasifera oakville Crimson Spire  

Can you let us have the link please Skodaboy67 

30/03/2014 at 18:58

wow thanks to all- first timer on forum- just proves gardeners are best folk! dovefromabove-liquidambar looks promising

05/04/2014 at 07:41

the link you are looking for .  the prunus cerasifera is showing up under hedging rather than a tree hope this the right one you are looking for

05/04/2014 at 09:05

Thanks for the link Skodaboy67 

However, the Prunus cerasifera has green foliage and a different growth habit to the one Denise Bainbridge is looking for - it's a wild-type fruiting tree of a normal cherry growth habit, whereas what is being sought has an upright fastigiate habit (like a spire - hence it's name), and crimson foliage. 

Same family, different variety. 

05/04/2014 at 09:35

sorry denise i`ve struck out on my search for your tree it looks like it`s only available in australia  sorry for any trouble caused  hope you have better look next time.o just a thought  why don`t you email monty don to aks if he knows if there is any for sale in uk 

05/04/2014 at 10:04

(Top left 2 x Liquidambar leaves just turning purple October)

Denise I can second Dove's suggestion of a Liquidambar if your prunus doesn't surface. The  dark purple leaves in autumn are gorgeous, the spring green is almost fluorescent and it always has at least one nest every year.


05/04/2014 at 10:04

This tree isn't in the RHS Plantfinder so I think we can assume it isn't available in the UK.

The same, or more or less the same, might be available with a different cultivar name. That's why I suggested asking at a large tree nursery, one where people know about tress, not a GC. 

Probably not a job for a TV presenter either.

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