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Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'
Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'
Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'
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Available Autumn 2017 - Handsome cherry tree with a lovely spring flowers, autumn colour and a slender, upright habit when young which spreads to more of a vase shape when established. In spring Prunus x hillieri 'Spire' has soft pink, single flowers which appear as the bronze, young leaves emerge.

These leaves stay a bronze colour for several weeks before turning cool green in summer. In a good, crisp autumn this tree also has eye-catching red and bronze tints to the leaves. Mature specimens of Prunus x hillieri 'Spire' also have attractive mahogany brown bark.

Supplied Size: Sorry, now sold out. If you are interested in this plant please email us at or call our office on (01530) 413700 and we will contact you when it is next available.

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: April.
  • Flower Colour: Pale pink
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Prunus x hillieri 'Spire' grows to be a small tree with a slender, upright habit.
    • Height: 9 m (30 ft)
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft)
  • Notes: Prunus x hillieri 'Spire' are known for their vigorous root systems and should not be planted over drains or close to house foundations.

Plant Video

Masses of flower on on a 7 - 8 year old Prunus x hillieri 'Spire' growing in our woodland gardens.


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