Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’

Purple-Leaf Flowering Plum

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Deciduous

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Natural Low Branching / Standard Tree

Mature Height & Spread: 18-20' x 12"15'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright, Rounded

Native To: Asia, Europe, Hybrid

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Pink

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Cold Hardy / Desert Conditions / Edible / Fall Color / Intermountain Conditions

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box, #25, 36" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 3-22

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

A Bit More

Every landscape needs a focal point and more than a few rely on Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ to take center stage. Striking dark purple leaves make a statement in nearly any landscape and are the perfect foil to predominantly light green foliage. Blessed with a naturally graceful oval head form and an average height of 18’ with a 12’ spread, it can fit well into even the most compact venues. Their shade is not so dense that plants will not grow below their canopy, an added bonus where space is at a premium. In spring, single pale pink flowers make a glorious display and herald the advent of warmer temperatures. Little to no fruit production makes this an excellent candidate for patios, sidewalk, or median locations.. Best in Western Garden zones 3-22, this deciduous beauty is cold hardy, fire defensible to within 0-20’ from a structure, attracts birds and butterflies, and is deer resistant.

A Bit More

Every landscape needs a focal point and more than a few rely on Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ to take center stage. Striking dark purple leaves make a statement in nearly any landscape and are the perfect foil to predominantly light green foliage. Blessed with a naturally graceful oval head form and an average height of 18’ with a 12’ spread, it can fit well into even the most compact venues. Their shade is not so dense that plants will not grow below their canopy, an added bonus where space is at a premium. In spring, single pale pink flowers make a glorious display and herald the advent of warmer temperatures. Little to no fruit production makes this an excellent candidate for patios, sidewalk, or median locations.. Best in Western Garden zones 3-22, this deciduous beauty is cold hardy, fire defensible to within 0-20’ from a structure, attracts birds and butterflies, and is deer resistant.