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Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum Tree

Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

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Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum Tree

Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

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Botanical Name

Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

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The Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum tree is a fantastic small tree that brings vibrant summer-long color into your garden. Its leaves emerge bright red in spring, after a wonderful display of soft-pink flowers in late winter or early spring. As the foliage develops it turns deep purple-red, and holds that color all summer, even in hot areas where many other red-leaf plants turn green. It grows to between 15 and 20 feet tall, and it is an ideal small specimen tree to bring color to your garden for months and months. Plant a single tree on a lawn, or a small group in a larger space. Plant a row along your boundary, or an avenue along the driveway. This beautiful tree will always look just perfect.

  • Powerful rich purple-red foliage
  • Holds its strong color through summer and fall
  • Beautiful pink flowers in early spring
  • Dramatic specimen tree
  • Grows well in many locations

Plant the Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum in full sun, to retain the maximum leaf color, and develop the most flowers. It will grow vigorously in any garden soil that is not constantly wet, and it has good resistance to drought once established. Growing well from zone 4 to zone 9, there is hardly a place in the country where this tree will not thrive. Regular pruning after the flowers fade will keep your tree bushy and dense, with vigorous shoots and strong leaf color.

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