Purple Leaf plum pleached trees are hardy and easy to grow, they are best in full sun, conditions where the most colourful foliage will be produced. Any normal soil is suitable, their only dislike is very wet and waterlogged conditions where a species such as Pleached Hornbeam might be a better choice.
Our pleached Prunus cersifera Nigra trees are sometimes available as root ball specimens for delivery in season from November-March which is the correct time for planting although we usually supply potted specimens that can be planted out at any time of year.
Pleached Prunus cerasifera Nigra trees are best planted with rootgrow to give them the best start, its also a good idea to add plenty of good quality garden compost or well-rotted farmyard manure at planting time (well mixed with the surrounding soil). They also benefit from a generous layer of bark chippings or a similar organic mulch to retain moisture and discourage weeds in the early years after planting.
Because of the size of our pleached Pleached Purple Leaf Plum trees (they are too tall for any courier delivery service!) all our Pleached Trees are delivered by our own transport, direct to you straight from our nursery. We usually use our own Land Rover and trailer and will always call you to arrange a mutually convenient day first. Delivery is still free for these beautiful trees but as they require a more bespoke approach to delivery, and we do need a minimum order of £1500 (ex VAT) to cover our costs. (We can often deliver smaller orders with a contribution towards delivery, please do call our sales team on 01580 765600 or take a look at our delivery page)
Pleached Prunus cerasifera Nigra trees are available for delivery to addresses in mainland England and Wales.