Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' at Hailey Park

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Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii'
early March 2022

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Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii'
early March 2022

Grid reference ST 14751 78872
Common name Pissard's plum
Common name Purple-leaved plum
Alternative name Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea'
Alternative name Prunus pissardii
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Height 5M March 2022
Girth 54cm March 2022
Reference 803

This tree is mid way between the small playground and the river.

Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' bark1

Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' bark
early March 2022

Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' bud1

Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' flower buds
early March 2022

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Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' flowers
early March 2022

General tree description for Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii'

Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' is a cultivar of Prunus cerasifera, Plum cherry. It flowers from late February to early April. The flowers are pink in bud, opening pale pink and soon turning white. The leaves appear towards the end of flowering. They are ovate or obovate, 5 to 8cm long, with blunt teeth and an acute tip. Initially red, they turn dark purplish-red. The flowers may be followed by dark red, plum-like fruits but these are produced only occasionally.

General tree description for Prunus cerasifera

Prunus cerasifera is thought to originate as a garden selection from Prunus divaricata, a wild species from the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia. P. cerasifera has long been naturalised in Britain. It is a small, round-headed tree, up to about 15M tall, with dark grey bark that becomes fissured with age. The leaves are a fresh green, ovate, roughly 3.5 to 6.5cm long and with serrated edges. Abundant white flowers, up to 2.5cm across, appear in early spring with the emerging leaves. The fruits are round 4cm red/gold plums that ripen in late summer.