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Prunus 'Spire' (Cherry 'Spire')

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
12m
Max height
Ultimate spread
8m
Max spread
Time to maturity
10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Prunus 'Spire'

Other names: Prunus 'Hillieri Spire' , Cherry 'Spire'

Genus: Prunus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Spire' _ 'Spire' is a medium, upright tree that is columnar when young but fans out when mature. It has pink-bronze leaves that turn orange-red in autumn. Single, soft pink flowers bloom in spring.


Prunus 'Spire' is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage: Bronze in Spring; Orange-red in Autumn

Habit: Spreading, Open branches

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Leaf mining moths , Bullfinches , Caterpillars

Specific diseases: Bacterial canker , Blossom wilt , Silver leaf

General care

Propagation methods: Softwood cuttings, Budding, Grafting. REGISTER to read more...


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Prunus 'Spire' (Cherry 'Spire') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 8m after 10 years.

Suggested uses: Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation: Grown in moderately fertile soil in full sun.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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