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Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum planted in a landscape, round growing head filled with purple conical shaped leaves on slightly upright branching
Close up of Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum Flowers, small pale pink flowers with dark red stars in the center
Close up of Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum leaves, purple conical shaped leaves with lightly serrated edges
Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum flower on white, small pale pink colored flower with a dark red star in the center
Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum leaf on white, purple conical shaped leaf with lightly serrated edges and a purple stem
Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum planted in a landscape, round growing head filled with purple conical shaped leaves on slightly upright branching
Close up of Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum Flowers, small pale pink flowers with dark red stars in the center
Close up of Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum leaves, purple conical shaped leaves with lightly serrated edges
Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum flower on white, small pale pink colored flower with a dark red star in the center
Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum leaf on white, purple conical shaped leaf with lightly serrated edges and a purple stem

EARLY BLOOMING, BEAUTIFUL PINK FLOWERS

FEATURES:

  • In spring, branches are covered in showy white pink flowers
  • After blooms fade, tiny, new leaves will emerge as a brilliant red
  • Foliage will age to a bold deep-red color
  • You'll love the lush canopy of branches in winter
  • Beautiful colorful ornamental specimen
  • Bold coloring adds drama easily to any landscape
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Mature Height: 20-25' tall
  • Mature Width: 15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 15-20' apart

Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

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EARLY BLOOMING, BEAUTIFUL PINK FLOWERS

FEATURES:

  • In spring, branches are covered in showy white pink flowers
  • After blooms fade, tiny, new leaves will emerge as a brilliant red
  • Foliage will age to a bold deep-red color
  • You'll love the lush canopy of branches in winter
  • Beautiful colorful ornamental specimen
  • Bold coloring adds drama easily to any landscape
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Mature Height: 20-25' tall
  • Mature Width: 15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 15-20' apart

Why plant Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum?

The Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum tree (a.k.a. Purple Cherry Plum) is a ravishing redhead that will delight you with sweet shell-pink flowers in spring and deep burgundy foliage all season. This fast-growing Flowering Plum tree fills out in a hurry but stays a manageable size, topping out at 15 to 20 feet tall and wide. Plant it near your front walk, patio, pool, deck, or anywhere you want a jolt of color. Backed by light-colored siding or a white fence, this Purple Plum tree’s color really pops, and we also like it with pink- or white-flowering trees like E.H. Wilson Mimosa or Kousa Dogwood.

A royal purple plant fit for a king, Purple Leaf Plum arrived to the West directly from the garden of the King of Persia (modern-day Iran) in 1880. The ruler at that time was the first Shah to embrace some Western technologies and customs—he even employed a French head gardener, Ernest Pissard, to maintain the palace grounds. Pissard exported the first (Persian) Purple Leaf Plum to the West. Since then, other variants have been conjured—like this variety, claimed by Carl Krauter of Bakersfield, California, which was released in 1957.

How to use Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum in the landscape?

Carl Krauter knew what he was doing when he selected this volcanic beauty! Unlike the Mount Vesuvius that devastated Pompeii, this hardy Purple Leaf Plum explodes with light pink flowers in spring and later erupts with deep purple leaves that endure the entire season. Fast-growing and more heat tolerant than the Thundercloud Purple Leaf Plum, the Krauter's Vesuvius Plum will knock you on your ash!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

How To Plant Krauter Vesuvius Purple Leaf Plum

Purpleleaf Plums will do better in a sunny location in your landscape. The sun helps them to retain their dark purple leaf color. The Krauter’s Vesuvius (which we call “K.V.’s” around here) are very heat tolerant and grows well in most soil conditions, however they don’t like soils that are too wet. So after they are first planted in your yard, give them enough water to keep the soil moist. K.V.’s are vigorous growers. Don’t be afraid to prune them when necessary. K.V.’s have strong root development (which will withstand more “Wizard of Oz”-type winds) and an upright growing habit. There aren’t too many diseases or pests that cause major problems for these Plums. Krauter’s Vesuvius is more resistant to Black Knot, which is a fungus and is controlled by cutting the infection out of the tree. It may have the occasional Japanese Beetle problem, which can be controlled by spraying, or watering your tree with a concentrated insecticide/water mixture.

How To Water

Pay attention to watering during the first season. Once your tree has established, you won't have to water as much, unless your plant is met with hot weather.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Prune the Purple Leaf Plum after the flowers fade. Prune to shape, work along the structure of the branches and remove any crossing branches.

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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.

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