Muckle Plum
A decorative plum that has intense pink flowers in the spring and orange leaves in the fall. This avriety produces no fruit and is ideal for placement around patios, sidewalks and driveways.
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Botanical (latin) name: Prunus nigrella "Muckle"
Zone 3
Height 15 ft (5m) Spread 10ft (3m)
Summer leaf color - green Fall leaf Colour - Orange
Fruit - none Bark - Smooth Black
Blossoms - Hot Pink from cherry red buds Fragrance - subtle
Habit - upright Placement - full sun
Why would you want this tree? Spectacular spring blossoms, no fruit dropping, bright orange leaves

A spectacular spring flowering tree with a rounded upright form and showy, rose pink flowers that emerge from bright red flower buds. The dark green summer leaves turn a bright orange/red in the fall. This tree does not produce fruit so it can be placed around patios, sidewalks and driveways. The smooth black bark provides an interesting alternative for the winter landscape.

Muckle Plum will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

Fascinating Foliage Facts

The Muckle Plum is a hybrid between the Canada Plum and the Russian Almond

Price last updated on Apr 18, 2014 Listing of Plums

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