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Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'

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Photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt

Photo Courtesy of JF Schmidt

More About Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'

  • Narrow, upright crown with nearly vertical branches
  • Single, pink flowers bloom before the leaves emerge
  • Leaves are bronze in the spring, becoming green in the summer
  • Fall foliage is a mix of yellow, orange and red
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

5

Height:

9-10 m

Spread:

3-4 m

Colour:

Pink
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Spire Cherry Growing and Maintenance Tips

A uniform, well-branched, columnar tree, good for small spaces or for a vertical accent.  


Prunus x hillieri 'Spire' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Upright
Columnar
Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Red
Burgundy
Green (dark)
Orange

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'

Prunus serrulata 'Amanogawa'

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Malus baccata 'Columnaris'

Malus baccata 'Columnaris'

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Prunus sargentii 'Rancho'

Prunus sargentii 'Rancho'

Rancho Sargent Cherry