Tree of the Week - Purple Plum
(Prunus Cessaafaria Nigra)
The pink spring blossom is one of the first of the season. Bronze-coloured new growth follows this display, gradually darkening to rich purple. The foliage is especially valuable in the garden as a contrast to the greens which dominate in Summer. Like all deciduous prunus, it enjoys a moist but well-drained soil and thrives in full sun.