Pissard’s Plum

Prunus cerasifera ‘Pissardi,’ also known as the purple-leaf plum or cherry plum, is a striking deciduous tree known for its deep purple foliage. It typically reaches a height of 15-25 feet (4.5-7.5 meters).

The Appearance

A small deciduous tree with a rounded crown and dark purple leaves. It produces clusters of white or pale pink flowers followed by dark purple fruits.


The Produce

While it does produce small, edible plum-like fruits, the primary appeal of 'Pissardi' lies in its ornamental value.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of white or pale pink flowers in spring, followed by dark purple fruits in summer.


The Leaves

The most distinctive feature of ‘Pissardii’ is its deep purple to almost black foliage, which sets it apart from other ornamental trees. The leaves are typically ovate or elliptical in shape.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and dark brown, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The fruits are eaten by birds.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental foliage, flowers, and fruits. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Pissard’s Plum is known for its striking dark purple foliage, which adds color to landscapes throughout the growing season.

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