Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum

Status: Out of Stock
Mature Height: 20 to 25 ft.
Mature Spread: 15 to 20 ft.
Proper Name: Prunus cerasifera

Collections: Full Sun

Product type: Ornamental Trees

Tags: Bloom Spring, Flower (Pink), Flower (Purple), Full Sun, Leaf (Purple), Leaf (Red), Ornamental Leaves


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The ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ plum - Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter’s Vesuvius’ - is a cultivar of the ornamental flowering plum. The ‘KV’ plum was chosen for its darker purple foliage of the flowering plums. The leaves pop out with the beautiful spring time blooms of light pink that seem to explode densely through the entire canopy. These beautiful trees are mostly seen as a specimen tree to highlight lawns and gardens. It has a small stature and spread that does not overwhelm a smaller yard, walkway, or patio, and it will not take over a garden only add to it with its delicate beauty. The ‘KV’ flowering plum also produces little to no fruit making it a tidier tree to have along a walkway or patio.

Bloom Color:Light pink & white
Bloom Period:Spring
Fall Color:Yellow, orange, & red
Foliage Color:Emerges red/purple transitioning to dark purple in the summer.
Genus & Species:Prunus cerasifera
Growth Rate:Fast
Mature Height:20 to 25 ft.
Mature Spread:15 to 20 ft.
Soil Type:Adaptable, but prefers moist, but well draining soil that is slightly acidic
Sun Exposure:Full sun
Zone:4 to 8

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