Krauter Vesuvius Purple-Leaf Plum

Krauter Vesuvius Purple-Leaf Plum

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Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

Burgundy or purple-green foliage, serrated oval leaves.  Light pink fragrant flowers.  Blooms Early Spring. 

Note: Prune young to achieve the desired shape, less pruning with age similar appearance to Thundercloud, but smaller and more upright.

Leaves are darker red and less bronzy than Thundercloud. Suited for drier hotter sites.

* Deer May Browse *

Photo courtesy of Riverbed Nursery in Franklin, TN

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Tree
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 20' - 30'
Spread 20' +
Shape Tree-form
Primary Foliage Color Burgundy/Purple-Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Sheds its leaves in the Autumn
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Pink
Berries N/A
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Average - Prepare planting area for adequate drainage. Poor drainage results in root rot. 
Cold Hardiness Zone 5 - 9