• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate grower 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Spring Flowering
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
    Landscape Uses:
    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 PlantsUse this plum in country style gardens with the old fashioned flowering shrubs Eastern Snowball, (Viburnum opulus 'Sterile'), Lavender Lady Lilac, (Syringa vulgaris 'Lavender Lady'), Aphrodite Rose OfSharon, (Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'), and Pink Delight Butterfly Bush, (Buddleia davidii 'Pink Delight'). Works well in warmer winter xeriscape schemes with Compact Texas Sage, (Leucophyllum frutescens 'Compactum'), Purple Rock Rose, (Cistus x purpureus) and Turner's Carnival Oleander, (Nerium oleander 'Turner's Carnival').
  • 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.