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Prunus cerasifera

Common Name(s):
Myrobalan plum, Purple leaf plum
Cultivar(s):
'Atropurea' - foliage is purple from spring to fall
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Short-lived ornamental plum grown for its attractive purple foliage.

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems: This tree is frequently damaged by deer.

Height:
15-25 ft.
Flower:
White flowers in April; fragrant; 1 in. reddish fruit in summer
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; moist, well drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Shrubby; twiggy; rounded with spreading branches; vase-shaped; dense foliage
Width:
15-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
1.5 to 2.5 in. alternate, simple reddish purple leaves; no significant fall color
Tags:
showy foliage, deciduous

NCCES plant id: 2127

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