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Thundercloud Plum Tree

Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud'

$59.95

1. Size

Size
  • Ships week of Mar 18
  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    By growing these trees in burlap bags, the roots grow into the cloth, rather than circling around a pot. This forces these trees to put out thousands of fine hair roots. These roots bring moisture and nutrients into the plants. This means you get a tree that will become established quicker and provide you with superior and faster growth.

    These will be the easiest trees you have ever 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!

    Drop and Grow Bare Root

    Bag

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

$14.95
-t- Planting Mix
Thundercloud Plum Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Thundercloud Plum Tree 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
$6.95
-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.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

$19.95
Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)



Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

15-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full

Spacing:

25 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA

Gorgeous Colors For Every Yard, Spring Through Autumn!

The Thundercloud Plum is showy all year long. Without a doubt, the standout feature of this tree, sometimes called a Cherry Plum, is its breathtaking colors, different from any other tree in your garden.

Delicate white and pink flowers appear in spring. Sweet single pink and white flowers appear in early spring and blanket the stems of the Thundercloud Plum. Fragrant and irresistible to butterflies, your senses will be tantalized every single spring as you smell the flowers and watch butterflies dance around the delicate and showy blooms.

Ruby red leaves appear in the summer.  Following the blankets of sweet flowers, the leaves of the Thundercloud appear in summer. When they first show up, they present a jaw dropping ruby red color. Typically reserved for autumn, you'll love the bold contrast this tree will make on your summer landscape.

And you get dazzling, deep-purple leaves in autumn.  The stunning purple color is what really makes this tree so popular. Amongst the warm browns and oranges of fall, the Thundercloud in your yard will standout with cool, mesmerizing purple tones. 

Sweet plums join the summer and autumn show. In late summer and early autumn, you might even see little, deep red cherry plums appear. Completely edible, and well loved by birds, you'll enjoy this edible ornamental whether you're picking a healthy treat from your tree or just watching the songbirds it attracts.

Perfect for small, city yards or big, country landscapes. The Thundercloud tolerates city pollution, and at a manageable 15-20 ft., it won't overpower urban landscapes. Even if you've got a large yard, scattering a few Thunderclouds throughout can offer vibrant pops of color amongst a sea of summer green.

Create a royal entrance to your driveway or sidewalk. Imagine how stunning your entryway would look flanked by two Thunderclouds draped in pink, ruby red and deep purple. You and your guests will feel like royalty every time you come home.

Plant it in the sunshine. The Thundercloud loves the sun, and thrives perfectly in climates with a warmer winter. By planting it in full sun, you'll get the deep purple colors that make this tree a favorite.

Everyone wants a showstopper like the Thundercloud in their yard.  You're not the only one to fall in love with the way this tree looks. A perfect ornamental specimen with unique colors throughout the season, the Thundercloud is extremely popular. Order yours today before they're gone. 





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Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Thundercloud Plum Tree


Thundercloud Plum Tree Planting Diretions

The Thundercloud Plum will perform best if you plant it in well-drained soil that is mildly acidic. Be sure to plant it in full sun. It will thrive in the shade, but won't produce the deep purple colors. Plant in a hole twice as wide and a little deeper than the root ball. The Thundercloud has an extensive root system, so be sure to give it enough room to grow.  

 

Watering: As soon as you plant your tree, saturate it with water. If you live in a hot or dry area, water your Thundercloud twice a week. Other climates can water once a week, achieving 1 inch of water each week. The Thundercloud performs best if water is added slowly and deeply with a drip irrigation system.

 

Fertilization: Add a 5-5-5 fertilizer in early spring before the new growth each year to get the best performance from your tree.

 

Pruning: The best time to prune your Thundercloud is in its dormant season in winter. The Thundercloud can get weighted down by rain, so pruning helps it maintain an upright shape through the growing season. Simply remove dead and diseased branches, and trim to shape.

 

Pests: Check your tree frequently for any pests. A strong stream of water will get rid of most. Keeping your tree well maintained will help prevent against any pests and diseases.

Planting & Care

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