• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Spring Flowering
    Blooms:
    Spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus ser-as-IF-er-a
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Purple
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Design IdeasThis Plum is the ideal small, color accent tree for regions too warm to grow Beech. The spring flowers are a secondary bonus for multi-season accent. Large enough to use as a front-yard tree in city lots or as a well-behaved street tree in high-density neighborhoods. These are bold color statements to be used sparingly and in conjunction with lots of rich green plants. Use as singles or in a small cluster of three. Try a matched pair to flank gateways and driveway entries or in an orchard-like row to screen neighboring views.
    Companion PlantsEastern Snowball (Viburnum); Lilac (Syringa); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    It is believed that plants dubbed, P. pissardii, imported into France by M. Pissard gardener to the Shah of Iran may be the source of the European and Burbank's stock.