SelecTree: Tree Detail
KRAUTER VESUVIUS PLUM
Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'
Photo Locations: Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA
Utility friendly tree.
Little or no fruit is produced.
Cal-IPC (California Invasive Plant Council) classifies the invasiveness of the species of this plant as limited.
Has fragrant Flower.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 25 feet.
Width: 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Ovate, Purple, Bronze or Purple, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Pink. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Few to Fruitless, Purple Drupe, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches).
Bark Dark Brown, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Flowers.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 22.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars and Spider Mites, Armillaria, 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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Feb 23, 2019.
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