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Newport Flowering Plum

Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'

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Growing Zones: 4-10
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

25-30 ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.


Full Sun


15 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'

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Beautiful Flowers add Color to Your Landscape

Purple Foliage Adds Contrast
Plum-purple leaves make this tree a winner if you're looking to add a surprising blast of color that defies the norm in the summer months. The Newport Flowering Plum comes alive in the spring with sweet, delicate light pink flowers. It's the perfect set-up for what's to follow...bronze colored leaves that darken to a deep purple as the temperatures rise throughout the summer months.  

Low Maintenance/Cold Hardy
Climate is not an issue for the Newport. It's one of the hardiest and most reliable purple-leaf plums. Extreme climate conditions are no problem. This Plum is adaptable to various soil types and will thrive in full sun from Zones 4-10.  

No Limits on Location
The Newport Flowering Plum looks amazing when planted as a centerpiece in a garden or flower bed, but this tree requires no accompanying plants, bushes or shrubs to make a statement.  While it is quite impressive in any setting, it can stand it's own as an ornamental, growing in an attractive round form, reaching up to 30 feet tall and 25 feet wide. There are no limits to where you plant it. It does well in the middle of your yard, on the corner of your landscape, and for extra special spark - purchase a few and line them in a row to create a spectacular border.

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This is a very popular tree and unfortunately, we run out of stock often.  That's because we nurture them at our nursery, and although we have 42+ acres, there is only so much space to dedicate to each of our products.  We do the work here so that when they're delivered to you, they are ready to thrive.  If you have any reservations about the health of our trees that we ship, scroll down to see what our customers have to say.  We're very proud of our ability to deliver strong trees that you can plant upon delivery!

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Customer Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
19 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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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 !!
January 1, 2013
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
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Japanese Beetles will devour this tree
Don't buy if you have Japanese beetles in the area. They will devour the tree.
August 3, 2017
over 2 years ago
Took care of the customer.
The tree was damaged. They sent me a new one. This one was also damaged. On the bright side they said they would refund my purchased price. Have not seen the refund as of yet but I am confident it will come. They took care of the customer. Good for them.
September 17, 2017
1 year ago
Newport Flowering Plums are doing well
These little trees are hardy! I've planted two of them in a rough boulevard, near a retaining wall in my back yard. I live in Texas and these trees get full sun all day long. I water them weekly, but they are holding their own and are very healthy.
August 3, 2017
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Received trees in very good shape. Planted according to instructions. Trees looking very nice right now . It's been two weeks since I planted the trees and I am very pleased with the trees. Looking forward to seeing these trees in three to four years groom now. Thanks for the trees and would recommend using Pam at fast growing trees to everyone. Very satisfied with my purchase so far.
July 19, 2017
1 year ago
Review and comment
Only wish it had more foliage.
May 23, 2017
1 year ago

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.

Planting & Care

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? Store
I like the color.
Donald H on Jun 26, 2018
Darryl B on Jun 5, 2018
I like the color.
Donald H on Jun 26, 2018
I wanted something with interest for my front yard and I love the purple foilage
Deborah F on Jun 5, 2018
Darryl B on Jun 5, 2018
because the look and growth rate
norma h on Jun 3, 2018
kim m on May 28, 2018
The tree is very unusual. My grand daughter loved the purple foliage and the beautiful spring flowers. I fully expect this tree to be just like the pictures in our area.
KATHLEEN F on May 24, 2018
Check out process was easy to use thank you guys
Javier A on May 23, 2018
Love the color to make a statement in my garden.
Robinson A on May 23, 2018
The height and width will fit my small lot size. The lot is currently barren, so I wanted trees that would grow fast and provide a little shade without overtaking the yard. The house has pale colored siding, so the trees will add a much needed "pop" of color.
Ron S on May 14, 2018
States fast growing and love the color and blooms
Darlene K on May 9, 2018
New home and I love these trees. Birds do too!!
LAMORA P on Apr 29, 2018
preston s on Apr 17, 2018
This tree is long blooming and the leaves are spectacular.
Ruth B on Apr 17, 2018
Angela H on Dec 26, 2017
Want a shade tree, but one that is of moderate height. And it is different
Cynthia R on Dec 23, 2017
Love the dark leaves, unusual look
bob t on Dec 22, 2017
We chose this plant to fill in the space from which a royal palm was removed. The plum will be the perfect height and width when it is full grown.The palm was too tall.
With the palm down, the neighbor now appreciates the new light on their swimming pool.
This plum is supposed to be very easy to grow.
Donald S on Nov 23, 2017
A great shade tree that does not excessively drop fruit, nut/seeds, or all its leaves for around the pool.
Casey B on Nov 22, 2017
Replacing one we had for about 20 years ....
Ron K on Nov 10, 2017
Hardy and easy to maintain in our zone 9. Most of all beautiful in color.
Sandra B on Aug 12, 2017
I chose this tree because of its vibrant purple colored leaves and pink and white flowers. I also like that it doesn't absorb too much space in my small front yard.
Teresa T on Aug 8, 2017
beautiful color and size and shape
Eric C on Jul 31, 2017
I like the full foliage and the wine color that will go perfectly with our background
Louis C on Jul 31, 2017
Beautiful plant
Nelson N on Jun 30, 2017
Beautifully in shape when arriving. Put in the ground yesterday. We will see how it comes out.
Vince S on Jun 29, 2017
Because I wanted a smaller flowering tree to look at on my deck

It is doing real well I am very happy with it
Cindy B on Jun 15, 2017
Its a lovely flowered tree with a pretty color all year round!
Pepper M on Jun 12, 2017
I like the tree and you are the only one with the size I wanted.
robert b on Jun 10, 2017
my mother has one and it is beautiful
gail s on May 2, 2017
Lovely tree. By now my tree just grows leaves and no flowers :-{
Debra J on Apr 24, 2017
I picked this for the size, flowers in the spring and for the color all year long. Also for it's ability to adapt to most any soil. Sounds like an all around sturdy tree.
Deborah S on Apr 21, 2017
purple leaf color
Alan L on Apr 18, 2017
I love purple leaf trees, I think they add such drama to the property.
Sharon H on Apr 10, 2017
I love the purple leaves and the reviews were great.
Beverly K on Mar 16, 2017
MICHAEL L on Feb 28, 2017
Color!!! We have a large White House with burgandy diuble front doors and our trim around windows is in the pinkish mauve family. Tree will be stunning!!! And we had 2 yellow desert cassia trees which were messy but the birds loved them. The birds will love these too
Nancy P on Feb 25, 2017
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
Accent treeâ?¦loved the pics!
Troy H on Mar 6, 2016
I wanted something with interest for my front yard and I love the purple foilage
Deborah F on Jun 5, 2018
because the look and growth rate
norma h on Jun 3, 2018
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?
Does this tree have shallow roots?
Darlene M on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they do have shallow roots.
How long does it live?
Looney on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They have a 20-30 year life expectancy.
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
BEST ANSWER: No leaves drop in fall
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 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.
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.
Is it Resistant to fire blight?
Natalie S on May 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are resistant to fire blight.
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
Can it be planted anytime during the year?
James L on Jun 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Best during spring time
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.
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.
Can I trim this tree..and if is when?
Joann O on Feb 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not sure why you couldn't trim a tree ... ??

I have trimmed some stray growth of branches on our, nothing was affected.
How close can I plant this tree to a structure and or the side walk?
Jacqueline Farrera A on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jacqueline, I planted two of these trees near a retaining wall, in a rough boulevard between the wall and a street. I believe I spaced them 5' from the wall itself to allow the roots to grow properly. I don't anticipate any problem with the roots damaging the wall. Approximately 15 years ago, I planted one of these trees in a small patch of grass between a sidewalk and a garage, and have not yet seen any damage to either structure (anything is possible, though). Hopefully this helps!
I live about 30 minutes south east of Dallas with clay soil. Would this tree survive in full texas sun?
Matt L on May 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-10. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
When can you prune new Newport plum planted in early March tree is doing well in zone 7?
Craig P on Jun 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Plums have a naturally rounded shape that will not require regular pruning but an annual trimming of the branch tips will encourage dense growth and more branching. Prune during the winter dormant months at a 45 degree angle using a sterilized pair of cutters. You can use a household rubbing alcohol to clean your cutting tool.
How much water does Newport need per week ?I live zone 7 Philly suburbs.
Craig P on Apr 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Provide adequate watering for the first couple seasons to be sure the tree establishes itself properly. It will need to be watered weekly, but you may need to do it a bit more often in the hotter season. Take care not to over do it, the flowering plum is quite adaptable but is susceptible to root rot if the soil becomes overly saturated. Mulching helps retain the soil moisture while keeping competitive weeds at bay.
Do these trees drop berries or fruit?
Mandi on Apr 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will have purple fruits that are 1" in diameter.
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.

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