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 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus ser-as-IF-er-a
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 20 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Purple
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Pink
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Design IdeasThis is the most reliable and versatile accent tree in warm winter climates for both spring flowers and lovely purple beech-like foliage. Large enough to use as a single front-yard tree in city lots or in irregular groupings in both front or rear yards. Perfect for high-density neighborhoods. This bold color statement is often overdone, so use sparingly for best results. Plant as a single or in small clusters amidst rich green landscapes. Try a matched pair to flank gateways and driveway entries or in an orchard-like row to screen neighboring views. This is one of the best plants to create the American country-garden look because it mimics the aesthetic of a farm orchard.
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.