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Cultural Details for Prunus x 'Blireana'

Common Name:
Blireana Purple-leaf Plum

Growth Rate:
Fast, Rounded, dense branching tree

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
10-15 petal flowers, edges undulating, pleasantly fragrant, pink 1-1.25" diameter; flowers in March-April before the leaves are out

Fruit Details:
Purplish red, but lost in the foliage

Fall Color:

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
A hybrid between a cherry plum and Japanese apricot. Put into commerce in 1906 by Lemoine

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Prefers acidic, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Zones 5-7

This plant was blooming:
4/2/2010 - 4/7/2010
3/26/2007 - 4/5/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.