Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’


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Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’
Krauter Vesuvius Flowering Plum

Mature Height: 15’-20’
Mature Width: 10’-15’

Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ is a cultivar of the purple-leaved cherry, a small deciduous tree species in the rose family. It is known for its vibrant, dark purple leaves and its compact, rounded shape. This cultivar grows to a mature height of 15-20 feet and width of 10-15 feet. It has small, pink to white flowers that bloom in the spring before the leaves emerge, and the leaves turn to a bronze-red color before falling in the autumn. The tree is drought-tolerant and tolerant of a wide range of soils, and it is often used as an accent tree, hedge or planted in small gardens. It is hardy in USDA zones 4-8, and it can be grown in full sun or partial shade.

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