A large Crimson Pointe™ Flowering Plum planting in a city landscape, showing off the tight, columnar shape and the dark purple foliage
A closeup of the light pink, five-petaled blooms of the Crimson Pointe™ Flowering Plum as the dark purple foliage begins to emerge against a bright blue sky
A large Crimson Pointe™ Flowering Plum planting in a city landscape, showing off the tight, columnar shape and the dark purple foliage
A closeup of the light pink, five-petaled blooms of the Crimson Pointe™ Flowering Plum as the dark purple foliage begins to emerge against a bright blue sky

Crimson Pointe™ Flowering Plum

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Prunus cerasifera 'Cripoizam' PPAF

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This plant is not available at this time through Bower & Branch. We provide this plant profile for reference only.

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  • In spring, leaves emerge in rich burgundy and dark green hues that persist through summer
  • Charming light pink blooms welcome spring with a sweet fragrance
  • By fall, the foliage transitions to a deep burgundy
  • Showy purple fruits appear in fall as a tasty snack for birds
  • Tight, columnar growth habit makes this a relatively low maintenance tree
  • Ideal when used as a specimen tree in tight locations, planted along a driveway or property line, or as a street tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 20-25' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-8' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 6-10' apart

Why plant Crimson Pointe™ Flowering Plum?

Even small gardens have room for Crimson Pointe™ Purple Leaf Plum, a new ornamental tree that slips easily into tight spaces to bring a splash of burgundy-red color all season. This tall, slim, ravishing redhead will catch your eye with her fragrant sparkling white blossoms in spring, but it’s her alluring rich red foliage that will win your heart. New foliage has an orange-bronze hue. But the best part is that this tree will only spread to about 6' wide - definitely what I would call a columnar tree! This tree creates the perfect opportunity for you to add a splash of burgundy color to your garden!

Crimson Pointe™ came to be at Lake County Nursery, the well-known and well-respected nursery of the Zampini family of Northern Ohio. Jim Zampini spotted the unusual, skinny plant growing ramrod straight in a field of round-headed Newport Plums in 1983. It had found its way in somehow as a chance seedling. In 2008, it was added to LCN’s long list of fine introductions (you will see ‘zam’, for ‘Zampini,’ in the official botanical names of all of their selections). There has been no plant quite like it before or since!

How to use Crimson Pointe™ Flowering Plum in the landscape?

Plant Crimson Pointe™ as a single specimen to play off of other plants’ shapes and colors, or plant a row of trees along your property line for a moderately fast-growing privacy screen that you and the neighbors will both appreciate.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How To Plant Crimson Pointe™ Flowering Plum

Purple Leaf Plums are fast growing trees, and Crimson Pointe™ is no exception. It will be standing tall like a sentinel in your landscape in no time. They prefer a well-draining soil but can tolerate a wide range, including clay soils. Japanese beetles may munch the leaves, but they rarely do serious damage. Crimson Pointe™ does produce some small, edible plums. They’re not produced in abundance, so they won’t be a huge maintenance issue, but keep in mind that there will be a few fruits falling down.

How To Water

Once established, the Crimson Pointe™ has remarkable drought tolerance, though regular water will result in the fastest growth. However, when freshly planted, it is best to water slowly, deeply, and thoroughly for the first growing season to ensure healthy root growth.

How To Fertilize

When planting, we recommend applying the Bower & Branch Starter Plant Food. Simply mix it in with the soil before you plant your tree, and then again as you create the care bed. Reapply each spring and fall for the first three years to be sure your tree has the nutrients it needs to establish a strong and healthy root system.

How To Prune

With its upright and tight growth habit, the Crimson Pointe™ Flowering Plum does not require much pruning. In late winter to early spring, remove any damaged or diseased branches that you may see. Additionally, prune out any crossed branching as that my weaken the overall branching structure.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care. We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*For Big trees and Shrubs, Size XL and bigger: Review our Seasonal Shipping Timelines and Policy here.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations. Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health. Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order. Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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