Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Flowering Period: April.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Prunus spinosa 'Purpurea' grows to be a large, densely branching shrub or very small tree with a somewhat upright habit.
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 4 m (13 ft)
Notes: Prunus are known for their vigorous root systems and should not be planted over drains or close to house foundations. We have a specimen of Prunus spinosa 'Purpurea', planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery. At 12 years old, it had reached a height of 4 m and a spread of 3 m.