‘Thundercloud’ Purple Leaf Plum

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Ships: Beyond Bare-Root (Free)

Mature Height: 15 to 25 ft.

Mature Spread: 15 to 20 ft.

Proper Name: Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'

Collections: All

Product type: Ornamental Trees

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


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The ‘Thundercloud’ plum - Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud' - is a cultivar of the ornamental flowering plum. It has beautiful spring time blooms of pale pink that seem to open all at once among the branches. At the same time the dark purple leaves begin to appear adding depth and texture to the scene. This beautiful tree is mostly seen as a specimen tree in lawns and among gardens. It has a small stature and spread that does not overwhelm a yard, walkway, or patio, and it will not take over a garden only add to it with its delicate beauty. In the summer it produces small edible fruit that attracts wildlife and in the fall the foliage will continue to attract attention by turning to a yellow and red color among dark purple.

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 'Thundercloud'
Growth Rate:Fast
Mature Height:15 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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