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Which plum tree has purple leaves?

Which plum tree has purple leaves?

Prunus cerasifera
The purple leaf plum tree (Prunus cerasifera), also known as the cherry plum, is popular in landscaping due to its ornamental nature. It’s a relatively small tree that has a rounded, spreading growth habit almost like a shrub.

Does the purple leaf plum tree produce fruit?

This tree: Produces beautiful pink and white blossoms in early spring. Features stunning deep purple leaves that are 1½–3″ long. Yields round, edible reddish fruit that is 1¼” in diameter and ripens in late summer.

How fast does a purple leaf plum tree grow?

The leaves range in color from pure purple, with some displaying a green ting. This tree has a moderate growth rate and gains about 1-2′ feet per year.

Why do plum trees have purple leaves?

In a plum tree, there is either a lack of chlorophyll (The pigment that gives most leaves their green color), or there is an over abundance of anthocyanins. I’d bet it’s the latter. The “purpose” of this purple color is another matter. The vast majority of things in nature do in fact have a specific purpose.

What is the lifespan of the purple leaf plum?

Purple leaf plum is a popular choice to plant as a specimen tree to showcase in the yard. Since it does have a very strong color, it may be best to use only one instead of planting a group. While it is a fairly fast-growing tree, its lifespan is only 20 years on average.

What are the trees with purple leaves called?

Several types of landscape trees are unusual for reasons other than their plum-colored leaves. One of these, commonly called the purple smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria “Royal Purple”), has deep purple leaves throughout the season.

Can you eat the plums from a purple leaf plum tree?

Fruit from ornamentals, such as crabapples and purple-leaved plums, are edible. However, the eating quality of some ornamental fruit is rather poor. These trees were selected for their ornamental characteristics rather than the eating quality of their fruit.