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Flowering Plum
Scientific Name: Prunus blireiana André
Synonym: Prunus bilireana
Family: Rosaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-12,14-22
USDA: 5-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Origin: Hybrid of Prunus cerasifera 'atropurpurea' with Prunus mume 'alphandii'

Growth Habits: Small deciduous tree, 15 to 20 feet tall (4.5-6 m), 15 feet wide (4.5 m); oval, serrated, leaves, 1 to 2 inches long (2.5-5 cm) the new leaves are purple and turn bronze-green in summer

Watering Needs: Likes moist, well drained soil, tolerates a large range of pH, but can be affected by root rot in heavy wet soils


The species epithet 'blireana' is named after Blere, France where it was developed.

Blooming Habits:
Spectacular fragrant, double, pink flowers, 0.8 to 1.2 inches in diameter (2-3 cm), in late winter, early spring, appearing before the leaves.

Fruiting Habits:
Generally, most trees produces no fruit. When they do, the fruit is purple, edible.

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