*Purple-leaf plum

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*Prunus cerasifera ‘Atropurpurea’
PURPLE-LEAF PLUM

Rosaceae
Eurasia

Location: map coordinates M-23 (southwest side of Grossley Hall),
N 39°11'9'' W 75°32'34''

Planting history: presently unknown.

Description:
  • small deciduous tree
  • etymology: Prunus = Latin name for plum tree; cerasifera = cherry-bearing; ‘Atropurpurea’ = purple (leaves)
  • leaves toothed; purple, in this cultivar
  • flowers white, 1” wide; clustered in 2’s-5’s; ornamental
  • flowers pink, or white
  • fruit = drupe (stone fruit), purple; used for jam

*Non-native species (not native to Delaware)
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