Purple Leaf Plum, Purple Cherry Plum
Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: cerasifera (ke-ra-SEE-fer-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Newport

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Clovis, California

Long Beach, California

Lake City, Florida

Crest Hill, Illinois

Alfred, Maine

Ridgeland, Mississippi

Jacksonville, North Carolina

Akron, Ohio

Oak Harbor, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 16, 2005, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

We planted three of these and they were literally covered with Japanese beetles in July. Apparently, they are a favorite food for these pests and the trees were horribly marred by the end of even the first day of infestation. We are removing these trees as we do not want to have to resort to chemical sprays every summer to keep them foliated. Many other more worthwhile trees available. Also notoriously short-lived.

Neutral

On Jan 7, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Foliage of this cultivar is a bright purple. Great specimen tree. Tolerates heat and mild drought conditions well. Best in full sun, although it can tolerate some shade. Symetrical canopy. Also great for bonsai.