cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’)

Native: Asia

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Oval, Rounded or Umbrella
  • Foliage: Deciduous, Ovate, Purple, Bronze or Purple,
  • Height: 20 - 25 feet.
  • Width: 15 feet.
  • Flowers: Showy. Fragrant Pink. Flowers in Spring or Winter
  • Fruit: Few to Fruitless, Purple Drupe, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches).
  • Bark: Dark Brown, Fissured.
  • Shading Capacity: Dense in Leaf, Moderate out of Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Flowers.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 2 - 22.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant to Oak Root Fungus.
  • Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars and Spider Mites, Root Rot, Rust, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Medium.
  • Root Damage Potential: Low.
  • Health Hazard: None Known
  • Attracts: Bees

Sources:

SelecTree. "Prunus cerasifera Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 26, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-cerasifera >

SelecTree. "Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 26, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-cerasifera-krauter-vesu... >

 

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