Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’

Thundercloud Purple-leaf Plum
Thundercloud Purple-leaf Plum
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

20-25′ x 20-25′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Pink, White

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Edible, Fall Color

Container Sizes

#15

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

3-22

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

4B-10A

Moderate-growing deciduous tree with an upright growth-habit to 20-25’ tall and wide. This popular variety forms a rounded head of unique bronzy-purple foliage, and is revered for its showy profusion of lightly-fragrant, single light-pink to white flowers that appear in spring prior to the emergence of its attractive foliage. While generally considered a flowering plum, this floriferous, heat-tolerant variety often sets 1” round purplish-red fruit that are edible and attract birds. Well-suited as a small lawn, street, shade or patio tree, and is a popular choice for entryways or raised planters. Prefers regular watering in a well-drained soil, and a full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 4B-10A
Sunset Zone: 3-22

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