Purple Leaf Plum


Prunus Cerasifera “Purple Leaf Cherry Plum”

Purple leaf plums are deciduous trees that feature rich, dark black-red glossy foliage throughout spring and summer. They put out masses of small single pink flowers in spring. They will put out only a handful of small, not particularly edible fruit in a year. This means that Prunus “Nigra” are perfect as ornamental trees where the mess of fruit is not desired.

Purple leaf plums don’t generally grow taller than 5 meters, so they are a good tree for small gardens. Once established are quite low maintenance. That’s why you see them used as street trees throughout Melbourne.