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Purple Leaf Plum

Purple Leaf Plum Trees

Purple Leaf Plum trees make a very nice accent tree for the landscape or garden, because of their deep purple-colored leaves. Not many other trees have such colorful leaves in the summer months.

Use them as a contrast or accent plant. Green trees or a light colored home in the background and a purpleleaf plum in the foreground can really liven-up the Southwestern landscape.

Purple Leaf Plums are small trees, growing to only 15 or 25 feet high. Requiring full sun for the deep purple color, and moderate water.

Borers love the Purple Leaf Plum tree, so a regular schedule of spraying is recommended.

Always remove the green suckers or water spouts that come up from the base of the tree, see what can happen in the bottom photo.

The green shoots can take over the tree!

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Purple leaf plum tree
Purple Leaf Plums
Purple leaf plum tree growth habits
Purple Leaf Plum, with green suckers

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