Purple Plunge Weeping Flowering Plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘NCPR-7’)

Purple Plunge Weeping Flowering Plum

So unique and picturesque, the Purple Plunge™ Weeping Flowering Plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘NCPR-7’) will add exactly what your landscape has been missing! Purple foliage, weeping sculptural form, fragrant blooms and delightful four-season interest!

A fantastic small weeping tree explodes in spring with light pink, fragrant flowers all along the dark purple stamens and dark purple stems. As the pink flowers finish, the deep dark reddish-purple foliage emerges with near pink veins. Stunning color combination!

Radiant in the summer sun, the purplish-red foliage remains until autumn brings back an encore of incredible purple fall color before winter reveals the weeping branching to decorate your landscape through the snows.

Planting and Application:

A showstopping ornamental such as this deserves the spotlight! Tuck into your front yard landscaping to bump the curb appeal of your home big time! Underplant with red or purple groundcover flowers to really highlight this tree’s brilliant hues!

Choose any prominent spot for your weeping Purple Plunge™ where you’ll enjoy all 4 seasons of unique interest throughout the growing seasons! A gorgeous ornamental flowering tree always turns heads, and this unique specimen and focal point is sure to make your home stand out!

  • Brilliant reddish-purple foliage & weeping form
  • Fragrant pink flowers and dark stamen
  • Mid-sized tree & can be pruned smaller after flowering
  • Incredible fall color and form
  • Occasionally produces very small fruit

Tips for Care:

The Purple Plunge™ Weeping Flowering Plum tree has the best color and vigor in full sun settings. You’ll certainly want the sun to shine on this tree and set off its colors to the max anyway! Highly adaptable to any soil type so long as it’s fertile and has excellent drainage.

  • Hardy USDA zones 5 and up
  • Moderate moisture and moderate fertility
  • Vigorous growth and no serious pests or issues
  • Minimal pruning needed to maintain its form
  • Mulch for a clean appearance, moisture retention and root insulation

Like a cascading waterfall of purple foliage and incredibly fragrant blossoms, the Purple Plunge™ Weeping Flowering Plum has everything your landscape has been lacking!

Purple Plunge Weeping Flowering Plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘NCPR-7’) Details

Common name Purple Plunge Weeping Flowering Plum
Botanical name Prunus cerasifera 'NCPR-7'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Fast
Height 7 - 10 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Pink Purple & Blues
Leaf color Weeping