Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea'
(purple leaf plum)
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- sun, part shade
- average watering
- medium growing
- True Plum, re-seeds, fast growing to 25'-30', high rounded form short lived, annual feeding of nitrogin 6 weeks before flowering
- Pink flowers cover the whole tree, sets heavy crop of plums.
- VERY DISEASE PRONE - iron chlorosis, Texas root rot, aphids, slugs, caterpillars, spider mites, peach tree bores.
- high maintenance.
- Small patio tree.
- Accent plant.