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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

Prunus 'Spire' is a popular ornamental cherry with conical, almost upright growth, grown in streets, parks and gardens. Its pretty pink blooms appear as an impressive froth of colourn from early April, earlier than other ornamental cherries. This is compleented beautifully with its foliage, which starts off a rich reddish-purple, later turning yellowish, and then deep green, before rich red autumn tints finish its display.

Grow Prunus 'Spire' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. 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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