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NEWPORT PURPLE-LEAF PLUM
Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'

Prunus cerasifera 'Newport' Prunus cerasifera 'Newport' Prunus cerasifera 'Newport' Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'

Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Few fruits produced.

Cal-IPC (California Invasive Plant Council) classifies the invasiveness of the species of this plant as limited.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Rosaceae

Additional Common Names

NEWPORT PURPLE-LEAF PLUM, NEWPORT CHERRY PLUM

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 15 - 20 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Purple or Red, Bronze or Purple, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Few, Purple Drupe, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Brown, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Flowers and Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 22; A3.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Oak Root Fungus. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars and Spider Mites, Root Rot, Rust, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus cerasifera 'Newport' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Sep 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-cerasifera-newport >

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