Prunus cerasifera Thundercloud Rosaceae
Thundercloud Flowering Plum, Thundercloud Plum
- Deciduous tree, small, 15-20 ft (4.5-6 m), similar width, shrubby, twiggy and rounded Single pale pink to white flowers, appear before leaves. Flowers a few days later than 'Atropurpurea'. (Comparison with Atropurpurea.) Coppery-purple foliage through growing season. Often does not set a crop of fruit.
- Sun. Any average soil, well-drained. Prune after flowering to keep trees vigorous.
- Hardy to USDA Zone5
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northwest of Women's Bulding, next to sidewalk.