Purpleleaf Plum* (Prunus cerasifera) purpleleaf plum
Form: Round with ascending branches.
Mature Height: 15' to 30'
Mature Spread: 15' to 25'
Use: Plum should not be planted as a street tree. Effective single specimen or in groupings as understory or Borough gateway tree
Notable Characteristics: Fast grower, purple leaves, five petaled white very fragrant flowers late March
Limitations: Weak wooded and susceptible to splitting at crotch.
Where can I find this tree in Glen Ridge? Clark Avenue & Bay Street
Glenridge Avenue & Town Border
Washington Avenue & Midland Avenue
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* Gateway Tree - refer to the Glen Ridge Community Forest Master Plan for more information.