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Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'

Prunus x hillieri 'Spire' (Flowering cherry 'Spire')

is a medium sized fully hardy perennial deciduous shrub with pink flowers in mid Spring. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are rotate shaped.
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It looks best in Autumn and Spring.



Prunus x hillieri is a cross between P. incisa and P. sargentii. Prunus x hillieri 'Spire' is a cultivar of this cross.


Prunus x hillieri 'Spire' grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a conical shrub has an ultimate height of 5m / 16.4ft and spread of 3m / 9.8ft. It can take 16-20 years to reach its ultimate height.


The leaves are green in Summer and red and yellow in Autumn. They are aristate in shape.


The plant is happy in any situation, exposed or sheltered.


Flowering tree, low maintenance, small garden/space, specimen/accent plant and street/boulevard tree.


Prunus x hillieri 'Spire' has brown bark with a rough texture.


Propagation techniques include cuttings.

-23°C / -9.4F 5.5 to 8 16-20 years 5m / 16.4ft 3m / 9.8ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Prunus
Cross ? + Cultivar ?Prunus x hillieri 'Spire'
Common names
Flowering cherry 'Spire' (Ireland)
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