Prunus cerasifera

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  • Common Name: Purple leaf plum
  • Plant Story:

    A small deciduous tree, Prunus cerasifera, is most noted for white flowers in the early spring followed by small tasteless edible fruits. Species is rarely sold but purple leave cultivars are quite popular.

  • Type: Tree Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: White
  • Planting Zone: 5-8
  • Height: 15-30 ft
  • Spread: 15-25 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Specimen tree
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: YES
  • Attracts to: Birds,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Black knot, leaf spot, die back, leaf curl, powdery mildew, root rot, fireblight, borers, aphids
  • Form: Spreading
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Plant may spread by self-seeding. Best flowering in full sun.


Purple leaf plum - Additional Photos