• Newport Flowering Plum for Sale

    Newport Flowering Plum for Sale


Newport Flowering Plum

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1. Height

  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    These trees are originally grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

    Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

    If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing. 

    These will be the easiest trees you have every planted!  Simply dig your hole, place the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole.  That’s it!

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2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
-t- Planting Mix
Newport Flowering Plum Planting Mix

Helps your Newport Flowering Plum get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-10

Growing Zones 4-10 This plant is recommended for zones: 4-10
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

25-30 ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'

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Not only is the Newport a remarkably beautiful tree, it's also the hardiest and most reliable of the purple-leaf plums!

This is a fantastic showpiece tree for those limited spaces, such as patios or small front yards.

The deciduous Newport grows in an attractive round form. White to light pink flowers bloom in spring, followed by lush dark purple foliage that deepens throughout the summer.

Climate is not an issue for the Newport - it stands up even to extreme climate conditions.

Adaptable to various soil types, leaving your location options wide open.

Customer Reviews

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Tree came nicely packaged and suffered no damage during shipping. Tree was approx. 6 feet tall and had lots of branches. The leaves were extremely insect damaged, which I was a bit disappointed about. With some TLC it grew over 4 feet the first season. It is a gorgeous colored tre
December 31, 2012
What a great addition my back yard. This tree DOES NOT disappoint ! Within two weeks of planting, flowers appeared, and now the dark purple/burgundy leaves are absolutely breathtaking ! Thank you for a great tree !!
December 31, 2012
I order this plum tree mid-February along with some other fruit trees. The tree arrived without any damage, and was full of branches. My tree had been in the ground for about 2 1/2 weeks and already has about 2 dozen blooms and lots of leaves. It has been exciting to watch this tree thrive. Thanks for the great product
December 31, 2012
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Newport Flowering Plum
I am so pleased with this plum tree! I planted it in late Summer and it adapted to its new location before the Winter came. The leaves died during this adjustment period but the tree remained healthy throughout the severely cold temperatures of Winter. This tree was one of the first to leaf out and has such an abundance of leaves. It seems to be quite healthy and the branches are already growing. And, yes, it did produce flowers!
April 27, 2016
Fernley, NV, US
8 months ago
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How fast do they grow
How fast do they grow!! And I live in Pittsburgh, I had 4 Purple plum trees, they grew really fast but 3 of them died after 6 years, I had to have them cut down. Really loved the trees but kind of afraid to go with the same tree.
March 29, 2016
Pittsburgh US

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Newport Flowering Plum

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Newport Flowering Plum.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Newport Flowering Plum gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Newport Flowering Plum again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Beautiful color and great price for such a hardy tree!
Michele W on Apr 16, 2016
Recommended by local nursery
Ronald S on Mar 7, 2016
Beautiful color and great price for such a hardy tree!
Michele W on Apr 16, 2016
Needed some color in yard
Dean P on Apr 12, 2016
Recommended by local nursery
Ronald S on Mar 7, 2016
Needed some color in yard
Dean P on Apr 12, 2016
We are trying to find and purchase a 12' purple leaf flowering plum tree. (I guess it is also called Newport). The sizes listed here are too small. Are there any such trees available?
Kaye G on Oct 24, 2014
How tall does the Newport Flowering Plum tree get?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Is there any disease problem with this tree?
How long does it live?
Looney on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They have a 20-30 year life expectancy.
Does this tree have shallow roots?
Darlene M on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they do have shallow roots.
how far apart do these trees need to be planted from each other?
Sarah H on Apr 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Plant them 10-15 feet apart.
do the branches of this tree have thorns?
Sarit U on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No they do not have thorns.
does this tree keep its leaves through winter as well?
marti on Jun 18, 2014
Can this be planted in the same hole that a dead tree has been removed?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can. Just make sure that no disease existed in the old tree because you would not want to contaminate the new one. I suggest that you dig an exceptionally large hole - both wider and deeper than the directions so that the new tree is planted in exceptionally good soil. Use lots of compost and some slow release fertilizer such as Osmocote. For the first two years make sure it receives at least an inch of water every week. Remember, babies need special care to grow up strong . You will be greatly rewarded later on. My tree is beautiful and I am sure that yours will be as well.
how fast will this tree grow?
sarah p on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Newport Flowering Plum Tree grows at about 2 feet per year.
Can I grow this in a large pot?
Sandy W on Feb 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can grow them in a pot.
what can the max the width could possible get to ?
mickey on Jul 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Newport Flowering Plum could get 25 feet wide.
Can it be planted anytime during the year?
James L on Jun 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I planted 2 this spring. They are really growing. I am in zone 8. Just keep them watered during hot dry periods till establushed.
Can you ship this tree to California?
Robin P on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately agricultural restrictions prohibits us from shipping it into you state.
Does it tolerate wet feet/soil where it is not drained too well?
Winnie O on Jun 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It doesn't like wet feet or poor drained areas
Will this tree lose its leaves in the winter, in southern Florida ?
jimannette on May 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will lose their leaves.
I planted my newport plum tree last spring and its doing great but I want to transplant it to a different location as I have it to close to sidewalk and another tree/ Will it be okay to do this now and will I hurt the tree?
Elizabeth K on Mar 20, 2016
Is the height listed 5-6ft. from the ground up to top, or does it include the root ball?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: After planting my Newport Plum tree, it stood (and still stands) about 5 ft. Very fast growing! Starting to fill-out nicely! Remember to trim off suckers on the young trunk often as they absorb most of the water necessary for trees growth.
Stacie in MI
does the tree bear fruit also ?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, this tree does not bear fruit. My tree blooms beautiful pink flowers that attracts neighbors curiosity
to ask what kind of tree is it and where did I purchased it.
I planted this tree in the front yard so that everyone could enjoy the beauty of the tree.
Yes I have low area in back yard that often holds water. Just mushy. Want to know if this tree can still flourish?
Valeria on May 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We planted it in an area that floods but only holds the water for a day or two and does dry out. Tree seems to be doing fine as it shows good growth this year (second year since planted). We also have high winds in Minnesota and the tree has adjusted well.
can I transplant this tree to a pot for 6 months to one year? I will be adding a sunroom and want to place the tree perfectly to the structure.
Kathleen R on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can keep it in a pot until you are ready to plant.
How thick filled are the flowers and do they cover the ground in bunches or lightly?
zena3546 on Mar 6, 2016

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