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Prunus x blireiana

Phonetic Spelling
PROO-nus by-leer-ee-AH-nuh
Description

Blirieana Flowering Plum is an ornamental tree in the rose family that is a cross between the Japanese apricot and the purple-leaved plum. It blooms profusely with clusters of double pink flowers in early spring. Fruits are few to none.

Plant in average moist well-drained soil in full sun. Use as a small flowering shade tree near patios or entryways, as a specimen or accent. The tree is browsed by deer.

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Rounded
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Follicle
    Fruit Description:
    Few to none purple-red drupes
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1 in. double, light pink flowers occur in profusion in early spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Reddish purple new leaves fade to green; red bronze fall color
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Fissured
    Bark Description:
    Bark is dark brown and fissured.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Patio
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Understory Tree