Prunus cerasifera ‘Oakville Crimson Spire’
Plant name: Ornamental plum 'Crimson Spire'
Plant type: advanced / deciduous trees
Description: A beautiful medium-sized flowering plum with ascending branches. It is a deciduous tree. The foliage starts as a soft red and develops into a deep purple through maturity. Flowering occurs through spring with a stunning array of white blossoms along its branches. The bark is a very dark shade, almost black.
Origin: Asia, a cultivar from Australia.
Cultural notes: Prefers full sun. Pruning is not usually required for this species, but if needed, do so after flowering. This species is wildlife attracting.
Tolerates: Hight frost tolerance and tolerates drought well.
Flowering type and season: Pale pink flowers cover the branches of the tree through spring. Small plums are grown on this tree.
Foliage type and colour: Foliage is a bright green through summer and will turn rust-red through autumn before falling.
Soil type: Prefers well-draining soil. Most soil types and pH levels are appropriate.
Width: Up to 7m
Height: Up to 11m
Recommended uses: A perfect tree for screening due to its shape and size. Narrow areas or areas with limited space, such as courtyards. Ornamental use is fitting for its beautiful blossoms and foliage colour.