SelecTree: Tree Detail
NEWPORT PURPLE-LEAF PLUM
Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'
Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR
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.
Additional Common Names
NEWPORT PURPLE-LEAF PLUM, NEWPORT CHERRY PLUM
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 Less than 50 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.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly 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.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus cerasifera 'Newport' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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