This amazing ornamental tree is widely known for its gorgeous purple leaf color. Sometimes called Purple leaf Plum, the trees produce bright red 3 inch leaves in spring and blushing, white flowers in May. This ornamental tree is especially valued for its hardiness and unique coloring. It is an asset to the landscape and a standout specimen tree. Cistena Plum trees grow best in full to partial sun with moist, well drained soil. However, the purple leaf plum is very adaptable to adverse conditions and is very tolerant to poor soil, drought, heat, and heavy shearing.
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.