Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum

Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

SKU
6683
This beautiful tree is perhaps the most colorful of all flowering plums! Oval crown holds dark purple-black foliage preceded by showy light pink flowers. Great ornamental accent for landscapes. Seldom fruits. Deciduous. Full sun. Moderate grower to 20 feet tall, to 15 feet wide. Grafted.
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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus ser-as-IF-er-a
LoreIt 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitOval
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseSpecimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureShowy Flowers and Foliage

Provide humus-rich, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune for shape and structure in late winter.

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