Prunus cerasifera /Purpleleaf Plum

Prunus cerasifera  / Prunus cerasifera
Early purple foliage and flowers
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Scientific Name: Prunus cerasifera
Common Name: Purpleleaf Plum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Red, Purple
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Light pink flowers appear before foliage in early spring. Has reddish-purple leaves in spring and summer. The one inch fruit are edible, but mostly its birds and wildlife that do the eating. Used as a specimen or accent small tree because of the dark red-purple foliage.