Prunus cerasifera ‘Newport’
The Newport Plum has a unique purple colored leaves which makes it a great landscaping tree to break up the common green color of most other trees and shrubs in landscapes. In the spring, the Newport Plum is one of the first trees to bloom delicate pink flowers. Its flowers are a beautiful welcome of spring and produce a fragrant scent.
When the flowering spring flowers are done, a 1-inch purple fruit will develop which is a draw for the birds in your area. The foliage of the tree turn a maroon-red in the summer and fall. The Newport Plum grows to 15 feet in height with an equal spread. Its spreading branches create a rounded crown. It’s a hardy tree requiring little maintenance and not bothered by deer.
Hardy to -30°F
Maximum Elevation: 6,500 ft.