Plum, Thundercloud

Description: Thundercloud Plum Trees have vivid red leaves that give way to a darker almost reddish-purple foliage. The thundercloud Plum tree maintains its rich color throughout most of the season. Deep red plums will pop up along with fragrant, pink flowers that bloom before the leaves in the spring. Thundercloud plums are upright trees that love the sun and can grow to heights of 20 feet tall. The tree does extremely well in dry, hot climates and thrives in almost any soil. They make an excellent accent tree or small shade tree

Common Name: Thundercloud Plum Tree

Scientific Name: Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'

Type: Deciduous, Tree

Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Shade

Size: 20' height, 15-20' spread

Foliage Color: Purple

Bloom Color: Pink

Bloom Period: Spring

Landscape Use: Accent, Mass Planting, Screening, Woodland Border

Soil: Well-Drained

Zone: 4 - 9

Growth Rate: Moderate

Companion Plants: Magnolia, Autumn Blaze Maple, Eastern Redbud, Hollies


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