Cherry Plum Tree Prunus Cerasifera Nigra Size Options
100+cm: 3L pot, 100-150cm tall
125-150cm: 7-9L pot, usually feathered, 2-3 years old.
(HS)Girth 6-8cm : Half Standard,10-18L pot, *Roughly 80cm clear stem, suitable for pots and small plots
(HS)Girth 8-10cm: Half Standard,18-25L pot, *Roughly 80cm clear stem, suitable for pots and small plots
Girth 8-10cm: Standard,18-25L pot, around 180-200cm clear stem,*roughly 240-300cm tall.
Girth 10-12cm: Standard,30-35L pot, around 180-200cm clear stem, *roughly 300-360cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm: Standard,35-50L pot, around 180-200cm clear stem, *roughly 360-420cm tall.
Girth 14-16cm: Standard,70-90L pot, around 180-200cm clear stem, *roughly 420-480cm tall.
Girth 16-18cm: Standard,90L pot, around 180-200cm clear stem, *roughly 480-540cm tall.
Girth 20-25cm: Standard,90-130L pot, around 180-200cm clear stem, *roughly 600-660cm tall.
175+ : 30-35L pot, feathered tree.
200+ : 50-70L pot, feathered tree.
250+ : 50-70L pot, feathered tree.
300+ : 120-200L pot, feathered tree.
*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species but we will confirm with you before progressing the order.
Once a mature Prunus Cerasifera Nigra is around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm, the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March. If listed in a pot, they are available to purchase and plant all year round.
Multistem means several stems starting very low to the ground. Comparing these with the same age Standard and Half Standard, these are typically shorter as growing several stems takes more effort than one stem and the girth measuring system does not apply.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. Industry definitions (which are not universal) mean Half Standard have around 80-150cm clear stem and Standard 180cm or more. Half Standards will usually be quite smaller than their standard equivalent girth size.
Feathered means it has an obvious single stem with side branching for most of it.
Cherry or Myrobalan Plum Tree Prunus Cerasifera Nigra
The cherry plum or myrobalan plum tree (prunus cerasifera 'nigra') is noted for its distinctive dark purple leaves, crimson when young, which remain on throughout the summer. Cherry or Myroblan Plum produces a display of bowl-shaped pink flowers which develop on its bare branches in early to mid-spring and are on occasion followed by plum-like yellow or red fruits. A delightful small tree that will grace any garden. Expect a final height of 8m (26ft 8in).
Received the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1993.
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Planting Cherry Plum Tree Prunus Cerasifera Nigra
Best grown in well-drained soil and in full sun. This is because this tree is like a popular nudist colony, you get to see so much more when the sun is out i.e. the flowers perform better. Will tolerate most soil types including chalk, and clay.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Cherry Plum Tree
Hi Alan, *Myrobalan Plum tree delivered today and it looks great. It will be a fitting memorial to our friend and colleague. Thank you, Mike 1021
Thank you. My order arrived early in the morning on Tuesday (or was it Wednesday?) Either way, it was planted on Friday. Tree very well packaged. I mentioned in the comment box " The taller the better." My 1.5 - 1.7m high tree turned out to be about 2.5m high. Greatly exceeded my expectations, and am very pleased with it. Many thanks. I will happily use you again and recommend you to friends. Regards, Derek Osborne 0115
Hi Alan, The tree arrived without delay on the specified day, it was in excellent condition and I am very pleased with the product and service from trees online. Having planted the tree it looks really good and shall look forward to seeing it grow. Many thanks, regards John. 0802
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Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.