This web page created by Max G., Marcus S. and Parker R., Fall 2014
Common Name: Flowering Plum
Botanical Name: Prunus cerasifera "Krauter Vesuvius"
Location: North end of the 8th grade quad, close to the J and L buildings, and in front of the school near the hedge and front parking lot.
Plant Type: Deciduous tree
Sunset Zones: Zones 3-22
Sun Requirements: Full sun or Partial shade
Water Requirements: Soil well drained
Description: The tree is medium sized with very dark purple leaves. It grows to be about 25 feet tall and the bark is darkish brown. They have single pink flowers that bloom in spring. Their leaves are about the size of your palm. They have ridged edges on the outer parts of the leaves.
Leaves: Very dark purple, almost black. Relatively small.
Flowers: Single light pink flowers that bloom in spring
Fruit: Little or no fruit