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Prunus Hillieri Spire

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Perfect for a smaller garden

This small deciduous tree forms a conical upright shape. It flowers early with large soft-pink flowers and leaves that emerge red-purple and mature to yellow, then green and finally are tinted red in the autumn.

Where?

It will grow best in full sun and is perfect for informal gardens or as a specimen tree. Shelter the blossom from cold winds.

How?

For best results grow in any deep, fertile, well-drained soil.

The flowers of the tree attract butterflies and many birds.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 800 cm - 1200 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 290 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site City garden, Courtyard garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June

Typically available

From February to September