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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 20 feet tall with an equal spread. 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 

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Thundercloud Plum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'
Foliage Purple
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast, Medium
Flower Color Pink
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple