Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea'

Purple-leaf Plum

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Fast.
Mature Height - 15-30'
Mature Width - 15-25'
Longevity - Short-lived (approximately 20 years).

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Perfect, solitary, light pink, 0.75" across, very fragrant, open early to mid-April, usually borne solitary.
Fruit - Purplish, slightly bloomy, edible drupe, approximately 1" across, June-August.
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Other Features - Upright, dense branching form. The new unfolding leaves are ruby red, later claret and finally dark reddish purple.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplant bare root, balled/burlapped or container-grown in spring. Most soils are acceptable but should be well-drained. pH adaptable, full sun. Prune after flowering, keep trees vigorous to ward off insects and diseases. Not pollution tolerant.
Native Habitat - Introduced into France around 1880 from Persia (now Iran).
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Plum.
- Other plants of the family Rosaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Prunus.
- Other plants of the species Prunus cerasifera.