Flowering Plum

Prunus x blireana

Prunus x blireana (Flowering Plum) - full view

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Prunus x blireana (Flowering Plum) - leaves

Foliage detail

Prunus x blireana (Flowering Plum) - bark

Bark detail

  • Size:

    Height: 25'; Spread: 20'

  • Growth:

    Moderate to fast

  • Character:

    Deciduous; low, spreading canopy.

  • Foliage:

    Oval leaves that are purple to red when young and mature to green to bronze in summer.

  • Flower:

    Pink or rose, fragrant, double flowers.

  • Fruit:

    Few dark drupes.

  • Bark:

    Furrowed, brown.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.

  • Tolerance:

    Loam or sandy soil.

  • Special Considerations:

    Susceptible to aphids and spider mites. Cannot tolerate boggy, water-logged conditions.

  • Notable Traits:

    Hybrid of Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea' and Prunus mume.