Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius' - Blue Heron Nursery

Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’

Krauter Vesuvius Flowering Plum

A small dark purple leafed tree with single pink flowers in the early spring. It is similar to 'Thundercloud' plum, but it is a little more upright and heat tolerant. It grows best in full sun to part shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. The best flowering and purple leaf color is in full sun. Introduced by Krauter Nursery, California, in 1957.

  • Common Name: Krauter Vesuvius Flowering Plum
  • Height: 20' tall
  • Spread: 15' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 5 - 8

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