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Newport Flowering Plum

Newport Flowering Plum

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This tree provides a pop of deep purple color that makes a bold and unusual accent in any landscape. Plant Newport Plum in a spot where it will break up a boring area with too much green, and you can be sure that this burgundy beauty will turn heads. Pinkish flowers are a bonus in spring. Easy to grow!

Newport Flowering Plum

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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.










Growing Zones: 4-10

Mature Height: 25-30 ft.
Mature Width: 20-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'
Does not ship to: AZ, AR, CA, LA, WA
Growing Zones 4-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-10
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It's Easy to Plant 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.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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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
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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
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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 !!
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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?
Reply · Report · fredd on Jun 13, 2014
How long does it live?
Looney on May 8, 2015
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 far apart do these trees need to be planted from each other?
Sarah H on Apr 24, 2015
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Does this tree have shallow roots?
Darlene M on May 16, 2015
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do the branches of this tree have thorns?
Sarit U on Apr 16, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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does this tree keep its leaves through winter as well?
marti on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: No
Reply · Report · Keith P on Jun 22, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Melinda C on Jun 7, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 23, 2014
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Does it tolerate wet feet/soil where it is not drained too well?
Winnie O on Jun 6, 2015
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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
Reply · Report · Stacie F on Jun 6, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · sandra p on Jun 6, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Susan G on Jun 7, 2015
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Will this tree lose its leaves in the winter, in southern Florida ?
jimannette on May 24, 2015
Best Answer: It loses it's leaves in the high desert of northern New Mexico.
Reply · Report · Buzz W on May 25, 2015
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