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Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'
Spire Cherry

Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'
Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'
Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'
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Price: £28.00 Quantity :


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: 5L/7.5L pots (field grown and freshly potted for new season, approx 2 - 3 years old, 90 - 110 cm tall)

  • 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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