Purple Pony Plum Tree
Outstanding Flowering Plum
The cold-hardy, dwarf Purple Pony (Prunus cerasifera 'Purple Pony') has become one of the most dependable red leaf flowering plums available for the home landscape. It maintains beautiful dark red foliage without discoloration and dulling or going green until the leaves drop in fall.
Abundant pink flowers cover the tree in the spring. The Purple Pony's beautiful bloom is followed by the dark red foliage.
The accent value of the Purple Pony as a smaller landscape tree is tremendous. With smaller yards, the need for dwarf accent trees has never been greater. The traditional varieties of red leaf plums get too big. A beautiful red leaf plum tree that stays under 15 feet can really set off an urban landscape.
The traditional red leaf varieties often set fruit and can be quite messy. The Purple Pony Plum is sterile and will not mess up the yard, walk way, or driveway with unwanted messy fruit. This is a perfect choice for lining a driveway, a walk way, or as a sentry tree accenting an entrance way.
The Purple Pony shows good disease resistance, has a sterile flower (so it will not produce fruit) and is well suited to USDA zone 5.
The delightful characteristics of the Purple Pony Plum make it a must have for today's landscape. This is one fine selection of a dwarf red leaf plum that will be enjoyed in the yard for many years to come. With lot sizes shrinking, the dwarf Purple Pony plum is the perfect tree to add a spot of brilliance to the yard with little extra effort. Order today!
- Small Accent Tree
- Dark Red Leaf Color Won't Fade
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Prunus cerasifera 'Purple Pony'|
|Mature Height||15 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained Soils|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|