About Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ (Purple Leaf Plum)
Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ commonly known as Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum, is a striking ornamental tree with year-round interest. A dramatic array of pinkish white flowers make their debut each spring followed by beautiful deep purple foliage. A rapid grower reaching up to 20 feet tall by 15 feet wide with 2″ ovate leaves that shed when the cold winter months arrive.
Planting and Care Instructions
Grown best when planted in full sun, Purple Leaf Plum should be planted in a well-draining soil. Water regularly after planting to encourage quick establishment, then reduce frequency making sure the soil remains moist but not soggy. In late spring, prune back any unwanted growth or for shaping.
Landscape Design Ideas
The Purple Leaf Plum is a striking tree, perfect for lining a road or driveway. Alternatively, its deep purple color is a welcome contrast to a typically green landscape.
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