Prunus cerasifera

Myrobalan plum

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


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Plant details

A small tree for a medium-size garden, grown for its white flowers which pack the bare branches in spring before the leaves unfurl. Mature trees might bear red cherry-like plums. It can either be grown as a free-standing specimen in a lawn, or be used as a tough, thick hedging plant when it looks good planted alternately with the dark leaved form 'Nigra'. The latter bears pink spring flowers. When being grown as a hedge, trim for shape in early summer.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Prunus

Species: cerasifera

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Flower colour: White

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 1000cm

Spread: 1000cm

Time to plant: October to March

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