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Purple Cherry Plum
Scientific Name: Prunus cerasifera var. atropurpurea H. Jaeger
Synonym: Prunus cerasifera, Prunus pissardii
Family: Rosaceae
Purple Cherry Plum (Prunus  cerasifera var. atropurpurea) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-22,28,31-34,39
USDA: 4-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C)

Heat Tolerance: Resistant to heat in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Full to part sun

Origin: Garden, the original species comes from southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, up to 30 feet tall and wide (12 m) or more for very old trees.

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Seeds, hardwood cuttings in early winter

The tree was sent to France by Mr Pissard, who was a gardener working for the Shah of Iran.

Cultural Practices:
Can be sheared to control size and shape.

Blooming Habits:
The flowers are creamy white in the spring with heavy crop of small red fruit in late summer and fall.

Fruiting Habits:

Sow the seeds in the spring after 4 months of stratification at 40F (4C).

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