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Published August 23rd 2015
Some Kind of Wonderful
It's nearly spring and blossom is blooming. A most vivid blossom is appearing known as Double Pink Flowering Plum or Prunus Blieriana. These trees can light up a grey day, the soft fluffy blossoms are a riot of pink.
This tree grows to about 4 to 5 metres high and around 3.5 metres wide. It is usually likes a sunny spot but will also bloom in shade. It looks great when planted in groupings i.e. along a driveway. It's listed as being non invasive and it will not compete aggressively with under plantings and poses little danger to footings, paving or driveways.
After the spring blossom finishes, the tree is covered with reddish claret coloured foliage that hardens off to brownish bronze colour. These plants are hardy and adaptable small shade trees well suited to Adelaide's climate. Once established they are low water use trees.