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Prunus 'Spire'

Ornamental cherry

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Colourful new growth, Flowers



Skill level


Prunus 'Spire'

Plant details

This is also known as x hillieri 'Spire' and P. 'Hillieri Spire'. It is a popular variety in streets, parks and gardens, where the conical, almost upright growth suits many confined sites and makes a handsome tree at all times. It flowers early for a cherry, starting during the first half of April when its large soft pink blooms appear in an impressive froth of colour. At that time the foliage is a rich reddish-purple, later turning yellowish, and then deep green, before the rich red autumn tints finish its display. Pruning is seldom necessary, but over-large trees may be trimmed in late summer. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Prunus

Cultivar: Spire

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Autumn colour, Colourful new growth, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 800cm

Spread: 600cm

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