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Thundercloud Flowering Plum

Original price $49.99 - Original price $49.99
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$49.99 - $49.99
Current price $49.99
SKU M908

Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'

Thundercloud Plum is easily the most popular purple-leaved plum in America, and justly so. Originated in 1919 by Luther Burbank, it blooms with fragrant pale pink spring flowers, followed by bright red foliage, which turns darker as the season progresses. While ornamental, Thundercloud may set a crop of small edible plums which are dark red both inside and out.

It will grow to about 25' tall and wide. Can be prone to internal twiggy growth; best to keep it small with yearly summer pruning to control size, or let it be wild in an edge placement. While ornamental, it does best in full sun in a good garden soil.

USDA Zone: 3-9

Grow Height:  25' (Standard)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: N/A

Pollination: Early - with Asian plums

Size: (4'-5')


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  • How do these do in the desert with 9a zone?

    Reasonably well with good irrigation.

Customer Reviews

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Tony T.
Thundercloud Flowering Plum Tree

My tree showed up looking amazing and has been in the ground a couple of weeks now. It is leafing out nicely at this point and I can t wait to see it grow. Thank you