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Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' Tree

Purple Leaved Plum Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' is a small, ornamental plum tree with rich, dark-purple leaves displayed on blackish stems, against which the pink buds and blush/white flowers that appear in spring are a beautiful contrast. The flowers are followed by plum like fruits (not edible to humans) in the autumn, so extending the period of interest. With a rounded habit, the eventual height and spread of this Purple Leaved Plum tree after 20 years is about 5 x 4 metres.

Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' does well in any reasonably fertile soil, in sun or partial shade and tolerates cold exposed locations but it’s best to avoid very wet conditions. It requires no pruning to form a good shape making it a great specimen tree.

AKA Prunus pissardii, Purple leaved plum, Flowering cherry tree, Cherry blossom tree, Ornamental plum tree

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' Tree Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' Tree
10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' Tree Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' Tree
45L pot approx 3.0-3.5m Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth £159.99 (ex. VAT)
Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' Tree Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' Tree
45L pot approx 3.5-4.5m Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth £179.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in. You can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email us (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and those required for arrival by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Prunus Cerasifera Pissardii trees

When planting Purple Leaved Plum trees, such as this Prunus Cerasifera Pissardii, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown purple leaved plum trees can be planted at any time of the year.

To prepare the site, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 1.5 sizes wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. We recommend using a stake and tie when planting, which will ensure your roots are well anchored. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

After Care Advice for Purple Leaved Plum trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of warm or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little, make sure not to over water.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first 3 years. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously.
If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Prunus Cerasifera Pissardii trees

Although it is possible to simply leave your Purple Plum tree to its own devices, it can be encouraged by gentle pruning. If you prune your tree for the first few years it will create a more balanced branch framework. Prune after flowering i.e. after the petals have dropped but before the new shoot growth appears.

After two to three years, you will only need to remove any damaged or unwanted branches. However, the formative pruning that you have already carried out will have led to a healthier tree, less likely to need this.

Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii' Tree (Purple Leaved Plum Trees) Description

  • Common name: Purple leaved plum tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Foliage: Dark purple foliage with blush/white flowers in spring, followed by plum like fruits in the autumn
  • Soil: Tolerates all except very wet soils