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botanical name:
Prunus cerasifera 'Hessei'
Prunus cerasifera 'Hessei' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Purple leaved plum
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 10.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Medium sized deciduous tree forming a densely branching crown. The leaves are pale green as they emerge, turning deep bronze-purple irregularly edged creamy-white, yellowish or pink. Good red-purple autumn colours. Masses of white to very pale pink flowers on the bare branches in early to mid-spring, occasionally followed by plum-like red or yellow fruits.

Any reasonable, well drained soil in sun.

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