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Help please!

I am not a gardener.
My mother has asked for a Prunus cerasifera Pisardii shrub for Christmas.
I have been told by a retailer that it is the same thing (just a different name) as a 
Prunus cerasifera Nigra

Is that correct? 
If not, does anyone know where I might be able to locate a 
Prunus cerasifera Pisardii?

With very many thanks


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,743
    It is correct. They've been re-classified by " the powers that be" and are now considered one and the same.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,000
    It's more of a tree than a shrub, up to about 23 ft if I remember correctly. It can be pruned (ONLY in May/June) but they don't look terribly elegant after. Grows quite fast. It has purple coloured leaves and usually pale pink spring blossom. 
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Many thanks for your help, very useful
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Have a look on the RHS site - they list suppliers .
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