Purple leaf plum “Thundercloud” (Prunus cerasifera)

Native: Asia

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Oval, Rounded, Umbrella or Vase
  • Foliage: Deciduous Ovate, Bronze or Red, Bronze
  • Height: 20 feet.
  • Width: 20 feet.
  • Flowers: Showy. Fragrant Pink or White. Flowers in Spring.
  • Fruit: Prolific, Red Drupe, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
  • Bark: Dark Brown, Fissured.
  • Shading Capacity: Dense in Leaf, Moderate out of Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 3 – 22, USDA Hardiness 5 - 9.
  • Exposure: Full Sun.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Oak Root Fungus.
  • Susceptible: Caterpillars, Root Rot, Rust, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Medium.
  • Root Damage Potential: Low.
  • Health Hazard: None Known
  • Fire Resistance: Favorable.
  • Attracts: Birds.

Source:

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

SelecTree. "Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 2, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-cerasifera-thundercloud >

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