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Purple Leaf Plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter vesuvius’)


Purple Leaf Plum

Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’

The Purple Leaf Plum, Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’, is a beautiful small to medium sized tree featuring vivid purple foliage that is sure to add curb appeal and impress your neighbors. During its seasonal bloom cycle, it produces luscious, puffy pink flowers that add even more color to any landscape. This is one showy ornamental tree that is sure to attract birds and butterflies too. The cultivar we sell, ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ is recognized for having the darkest foliage and for producing little to no fruit.

This low maintenance ornamental tree requires little pruning, making it a very desirable plant for both landscapers and homeowners. At Moon Valley Nurseries, we offer Purple Leaf Plum trees for sale that produce no fruit and practically no litter, making this an ideal tree for shading patios or placing around backyard seating areas. We recommend buying as big as you can to instantly adorn your property with the beauty that a specimen tree can bring to any setting. Feel free to speak with our nursery professional for placement ideas.

Homeowners with smaller yards will appreciate the size of this tree. It’s a great addition to a small or medium space where strong color is desired. The strikingly beautiful color of this tree accents homes, parks, streets and makes a huge impact wherever it’s planted. Even the tree’s smooth gray to reddish bark is attractive. Plant in any area in your landscape and enjoy this beautiful specimen all year long! It requires low to moderate water use and enjoys full sun environments, so it’s a great choice for landscapes across the Southwest.

Plant with Moon Valley Nurseries line of fertilizers for spectacular results! We offer free professional planting on all box sized trees as well as the best warranty in the industry! You buy it – we can deliver and plant it!


Vibrant purple leaves make a huge impact on any landscape

Seasonal pink blooms contrast well and add even more color

Ornamental small to medium size tree works well anywhere

Low maintenance and little pruning