BLOSSOM time is nearly here!!! – PRUNUS cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’ – Purple Leaf Plum

Ornamental Plum - PRUNUS cerasifera 'Thundercloud' (in flower) - August

Ornamental Plum – Spring seems very close now with the blossom about to display its beauty…

PRUNUS cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’ – Purple leaf Ornamental Plum is one of the first to appear late August (although is looking to be earlier this year??)

A beautiful tree with striking deep purple foliage during summer and a lovely, slightly fragrant, light pink-white blossom early spring.

Street plantings showing the blossoming beauty, always a welcome sign in the deep south!

Purple Flowering Plum - PRUNUS cerasifera 'Thundercloud' - Aug, Invercargill

Lovely 35/45lt 2.5-3m grade shown in leaf below earlier this year…

PRUNUS cerasifera 'Thundercloud' 45lt - Jan

PRUNUS cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’, Purple Leaf Plum35/45lt grade @2.5m now

Interesting PRUNUS cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’ Facts

Native to Persia & Asia it was in 1880 that this plant was introduced to the western world by M. Pissard, who brought it from Persia to France