15 Gal Thundercloud Purple Leaf Plum (Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud')

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The Thundercloud Purple Leaf Plum (Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud') is a deciduous ornamental tree that is valued for its beautiful purple foliage and attractive pink flowers in the spring. Here are some of its characteristics:

  1. Size: The Thundercloud Purple Leaf Plum typically grows to a height of 15-25 feet, with a spread of 15-20 feet.

  2. Leaves: The leaves of this tree are a deep purple color, which is most intense in the spring and summer. The foliage provides a beautiful contrast to green-leaved trees in the landscape.

  3. Flowers: In early spring, the Thundercloud Purple Leaf Plum produces a profusion of pink flowers that cover the branches before the leaves emerge. The flowers are single or double and have a sweet fragrance.

  4. Fruit: This tree produces small, edible fruit that is yellow to red in color. The fruit is not usually considered edible due to its astringent taste, but it is sometimes used to make jams and jellies.

  5. Growth rate: The Thundercloud Purple Leaf Plum has a moderate growth rate and can grow up to 2-3 feet per year.

  6. Sun exposure: This tree prefers full sun exposure, but can tolerate some shade.

  7. Soil requirements: The Thundercloud Purple Leaf Plum prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. It can tolerate a range of soil types, but does not do well in wet or poorly-drained soil.

  8. Cold hardiness: This tree is hardy to USDA zones 5-8, which means it can tolerate cold temperatures down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit.

  9. Pruning: Pruning is generally not required for this tree, but it can be pruned to maintain its shape and size.

Overall, the Thundercloud Purple Leaf Plum is a beautiful and low-maintenance tree that can add color and interest to any landscape.