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  • Thundercloud Plum Tree for Sale

 
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Thundercloud Plum Tree

Prunus cerasifera

$59.96
$79.95 (25% Off)

1. Size

Size
  • Order now, get it by Friday, December 21
  • 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

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3. Extras

-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- 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.

Coarse 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- 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- 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.

Tree Gator
$19.95

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 Sun

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Prunus cerasifera

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

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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still trying to grow, but nice leaves are starting to bloom. I will update in the coming months. I live in Florida. just planted them going on 2wks. Healthy.
August 7, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
10
Thundercloud Plum Tree
We love this tree! It is the second time we have planted Flowering Plum trees and chose to plant these again because we liked them so much. They have a pale pink blossom in the Spring which is beautiful against the dark burgundy leaf. The trunks are sturdy and solid. Pruning is a must to achieve a perfect symmetry, but pruning is not difficult and should begin in the early days of the tree to remove the lower branches, thus providing sturdy branches as the tree grows. It is a fast grower and is hardy. We live in Maryland immediately next to a main road. Our plum trees can take the rain, snow, ice, and harsh road chemicals thrown into the yard by snow removal trucks.
July 15, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Not doing too well as of this date but it’s only been maybe three weeks. The leaves the tree had when shipped have fallen off. I don’t want to panic. It has no leaves now , any advice or words of comfort would be appreciated.
May 18, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
5

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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My wife wanted a red colored tree!
Helpneedednow on Sep 5, 2018
These trees grew in our old neighborhood. They were always so beautiful in spring.
jennifer p on Apr 16, 2018
My wife wanted a red colored tree!
Helpneedednow on Sep 5, 2018
To plant in front of my home.
Edward W on Aug 10, 2018
These trees grew in our old neighborhood. They were always so beautiful in spring.
jennifer p on Apr 16, 2018
It was the beauty of our yard on a previous residence and we have always missed it in the years since we lived there, so finally decided to get one for our current residence. It could not be found available in any of the local nurseries I checked.
Larry H on Apr 14, 2018
Finally creating a small orchard in my yard and looking for versatility.
Timothy E on Dec 4, 2017
To plant in front of my home.
Edward W on Aug 10, 2018
It was the beauty of our yard on a previous residence and we have always missed it in the years since we lived there, so finally decided to get one for our current residence. It could not be found available in any of the local nurseries I checked.
Larry H on Apr 14, 2018
Is there a lot of fruit produced by this tree?
Robert S on Aug 23, 2018
Does this tree lose its leaves in winter?
Ann B on Jul 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I had one of these in Indiana and it did loose all its leaves in winter but had beautiful blossoms in spring as the new leaves were coming out. I now live in Savannah Georgia where most trees do not lose all their foliage in winter and the old to new leaf exchange is more gradual. However, since I planted this in the spring, have not seen yet what it will do through a winter here. Best wishes.
What is the growth rate?
Ryan R on Apr 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It may have 8 inches in six months, it depends on the watering. Looks great so far!! Leaves are out.
Is the fruit edible?
Peace on Jul 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 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.

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