Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ – Purple leaf plum – Pers blompruim

Originating from Western Asia, this flowering plum has adapted well to South African conditions. One of the best colour-contrast plants for the garden, this small, deciduous tree produces dense, blackish purple foliage throughout summer and autumn.  It has a moderate growth rate and can grow to a height of 5 m with a similar spread. [...]