• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 20 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Spring Flowering
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    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
    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.