Blireana Plum, Purple-leafed Plum, Flowering Plum
Prunus x blireiana

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: x blireiana
Synonym:Prunus x blireana

Category:

Trees

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Burgundy

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (2 reports)

Citrus Heights, California

Clovis, California

Oakland, California

Pasadena, California

Arvada, Colorado

Niles, Illinois

Port Deposit, Maryland

Belfield, North Dakota

Mont Belvieu, Texas

Tremonton, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 27, 2010, fatefulsky from Arvada, CO wrote:

When I moved into my home about 2 years ago, I found that there is a plum tree in the corner of the yard that was being choked by some sort of vine that was coming over from a neighbors yard (inconsiderate neighbor couldn't keep his vine in check). I have finally killed the vine off of the tree and it's doing much better, but has yet to even flower. What can I do to get it to flower next year?

Negative

On Jul 1, 2008, JMBreland from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Short-lived here in the coastal South. Grows well for a few years then succumbs to the nearly year-round warmth and summer heat.