Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’

(Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum)

By August 3, 2017
Image of Prunus Cerasifera Krauter Vesuvius

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.

Find more plants and tips here.

Botanical Name: Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

Common Name: Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum

Average Landscape Size: 20 ft x 15 ft

Plant Type: Deciduous

Bloom Color: Pink

Foliage Color: Dark Purple

Forms: Tree

Sizes: 15 Gallon, 24" Box

Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Dramatic Color, Little to No Fruit, Showy Spring Flowers, Ornamental Plant,