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Crimson Pointe Plum

Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe'

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Crimson Pointe Plum (Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe') at Rice's Nursery

Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe' foliage

Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe' foliage

(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)

Crimson Pointe Plum (Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe') at Rice's Nursery

Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe'

Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe'

(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)

Height: 20 feet

Spread: 8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 4a

Other Names: Myrobalan Plum, Pissard Plum

Description:

A rigidly columnar an extremely colorful feature tree blanketed in a cloud of pink flowers in spring, rich deep purple foliage all season long; an extremely columnar form, where branches almost parallel the trunk; best used as a solitary front yard accent

Ornamental Features:

Crimson Pointe Plum is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant pink flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has attractive deep purple foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The fruits are purple drupes displayed in mid summer. The smooth brick red bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Crimson Pointe Plum is a dense deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Insects

Crimson Pointe Plum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Plant Characteristics:

Crimson Pointe Plum will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent Shade Articulation Screening
Applications
Flowers Fruit Foliage Color Fall Color Plant Form Attracts Wildlife
Ornamental Features