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Prunus cerasifera Nigra

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In Aldi atm, there is on offer -

Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra' (at £4.99, such a bargain!)

which is standing around 6' tall but it's eventual height that i checked online states it around 8-12m -

will it be easy to prune this at a shorter height w/o ruining it's overall natural shape?



Not really as the RHS points out this is a substantial tree.

21 Mar, 2013


so, there's no chance of manipulate it's height then in any way? (other than when it was at sapling stage)?

21 Mar, 2013


Not that I am aware of... This is a tree for parkland or the edge of a field not a garden.

21 Mar, 2013


theoretically: restricting the root growth will help reduce/stunt growth. but I wouldnt like to try it.

21 Mar, 2013


At least you checked before you bought Irridium.

22 Mar, 2013


yes, but I was hoping someone could give me the green light for me to grow this as I do love the flowers on this and the dark stems. Oh well, I'm sure there will be alternatives that will soon catch my eye!

thanks for your help and SBG!

22 Mar, 2013


A tree that wants to grow to the height tho one does is going to be a huge challenge if you are trying to contain size.

22 Mar, 2013


Buy it anyway and give it to someone who has space?

23 Mar, 2013


Not good advice Worthy!

23 Mar, 2013

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