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Prized for Enduring Color and Elegant Spring Display

Thundercloud Plum delivers a storm of color to your garden for three seasons.

When Thundercloud wakes up from its winter sleep, it bursts out with a billow of pink blossoms, reminiscent of a cherry tree in full bloom. (This is why Thundercloud is often called the ‘cherry plum’.) Then, when the flowers have faded, deep plum-purple leaves emerge and provide a great shading canopy for the summer. In fall, the purple leaves stand in beautiful contrast to the jewel-box yellows and reds of other autumn leaves.

Now, this is an ornamental plum, so fruit isn’t the main draw here. Even so, it will sometimes bear small fruits for you in the summer. They are edible, but if you leave them on the tree the birds will enjoy them far more than you probably will.

Thundercloud Plum grows fast, quickly shooting up to 15 -25 feet. This is a true low maintenance tree. It is very hardy and will thrive just about anywhere. For the best purple leaf color, plant it in full sun – the leaves will be a chartreuse green if planted in too much shade.

This tree is a perfect lawn tree, street tree, or lining your entry drive. They are classic in Japanese-style gardens. They look great framing your house.

Add some outstanding color to your landscape and buy a couple of these great plum trees today!

* Outstanding foliage color
* Beautiful spring blooms
* Fast growing
* Highly decorative 


Plant Facts

Family Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'
Foliage Purple
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 to 20 feet
Soil Widely adaptable
Zones 5-8
Mature Form Rounded
Growth Rate Moderate to Fast
Sun Exposure Full sun
Flower Color Pink
Fall Color Burgundy/Purple
Bloom Period Early Spring

Thundercloud Plum.

Rating: 3.5/5 based on 4 review(s)
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beautiful but.. Review by DZ
We planted 2 of these trees in our yard when we first built in 2003. Sadly they both died last yr. We were later told that they only have an average lifespan of 15 yrs. They are beautiful WHILE THEY LAST but now that we have to replace them - we won't buy them again.
Loaded with flowers Review by Dotty
Thundercloud plums are just loaded with flowers every spring. Excellent tree!
Purple leaves Review by KMB
Not a lot of trees available in my area with purple foliage like the Thundercloud plum has. Very attractive.
Small yard tree Review by Leora K
I purchased a thundercloud plum because I wanted a plant with purple foliage. I was going to try a crimson king maple then I found out it would get to big for my small yard. I like the thundercloud very much as it is growing fast.

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