Flowering in many gardens is Prunus cerasifera or one of its many forms. A welcome reminder that spring is arriving. A native to the Caucasus and now found growing in many gardens throughout the country. Flower colour is variable from white through pink to purple. This variability is also seen in the foliage, which colours depending on cultivar from green to a dark purple; hence the name “Purple Plum”. The plant in the Garden is a wide headed specimen found growing in the south west corner.