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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!

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Newport Flowering Plum

Beautiful Flowers add Color to Your Landscape

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

5-6 ft.
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Newport Flowering Plum
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Shade Trees 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 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. Shade Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
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Planting Mix for Shade Trees
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.


Soil Contents
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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 need nutrition.

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


DIEHARD Transplant
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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 generally recommended for zones: 4-10
(blue area above)

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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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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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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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December 31, 2012
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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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
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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.
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how fast will this tree grow?
sarah p on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: I've had mine for almost 9 months and it's grown almost 2 feet. Bear in mind that I planted in October last year so it's only really been growing upwards since April (zone 7).
Reply · Report · Lauren R on Jun 13, 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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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.
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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.
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Newport Flowering Plum can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28% of order total

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.