Prunus cerasifera 'Oakville Crimson Spire'

Oakville Crimson Spire / Flowering plum

Technical information

Height: 6m x Width: 2m

Habit & Growth rate: The Prunus cerasifera ‘Oakville Crimson Spire’ is a moderate growing plum tree. It has a fastigiated form with branches that grow parallel to the main trunk.

Foliage: The Prunus cerasifera ‘Oakville Crimson Spire’ displays attractive reddish-bronze foliage when young, and later matures into darker shades. In early to mid spring clusters of white flowers are present, they soon change to a pale pink with pink/red stamens.


The Prunus ‘Oakville Crimson Spire’ performs best when positioned in full sunlight and placed in well-drained moist soils. It will flower best when in full sun exposure.
Perfect to be used in tight spaces and small gardens because of its fastigiated form. The Prunus cerasifera ‘Oakville Crimson Spire’ makes for a good screening tree because of its dense foliage. 

Reference: Edward F. Gilman 1997 Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes
David More & John White 2003 Cassell’s Trees Of Britain & Northern Europe.

All plant dimensions are estimates only and ultimate size and growth rates will depend on growing conditions, particularly when used in some urban environments.