purple leaf plum (Prunus cerasifera)

Native: Asia

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Rounded
  • Foliage: Deciduous, Obovate, Medium Green, Bronze, Purple or Red, Bronze or Purple
  • Height: 15 - 25 feet.
  • Width: 15 - 20 feet.
  • Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pinkish White. Flowers in Spring.
  • Fruit: Prolific, Red Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer Edible.
  • Bark: Dark Brown, Fissured.
  • Shading Capacity: Dense in Leaf, Moderate out of Leaf.
  • Litter Issue is Flowers and Wet Fruit

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset  2 – 22, USDA Hardiness 5 - 8.
  • Exposure: Full Sun.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Oak Root Fungus.
  • Susceptible: Aphids, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars and Scales, Canker and Leaf Spot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

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

Source:

SelecTree. "Prunus cerasifera Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.                      < https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-cerasifera >

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