Thundercloud Purple Leaf Plum

Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'

Item 6688

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USDA Zone:
4-9
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

A stunning landscape specimen with splendid coppery purple foliage that holds its color into fall. Pale pink, single blooms blanket the stems in the spring before the foliage emerges. Produces small, red edible fruit. A wonderfully versatile deciduous tree. Useful in all areas of landscape: lawn, patio, and terrace.

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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Foliage Color: Purple
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Garden Style: Contemporary ,   Cottage ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: This 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.

Prefers slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply an organic fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually in late winter to shape.

Customer Reviews

Lovely delicate-looking tree - but a real trooper
by AL, May 2, 2020

Lovey shape, blossom, foliage color and easy to grow. Bonus was the fruit this second year and we didn’t know it was edible.

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