About This Plant

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 Story

Leaf

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.

Produce

In early spring, before the leaves fully emerge, the tree produces small, fragrant, pale pink to white flowers. While it does produce small, edible plum-like fruits, the primary appeal of ‘Pissardi’ lies in its ornamental value.
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