|Mature Height:||25-30 ft.|
|Mature Width:||20-25 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA|
|Grows Well In Zones:||4-10 outdoors|
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Growing Zones: 4-10 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉)
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.
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!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: The Plum will perform best if you plant it in well-drained soil and full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily). Once you've selected your location, dig a hole large enough to accommodate your tree's root ball, place your tree, and backfill the soil.
2. Watering: As soon as you plant your tree, saturate it with water. If you live in a hot or dry area, water your Plum twice a week. In other climates, rainfall should suffice.
3. Fertilizing: Add a 5-5-5 fertilizer in early spring before the new growth each year to get the best performance from your tree.
4. Pruning: The best time to prune your tree is in its dormant season in winter. Simply remove dead and broken branches, and trim to shape.
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 3rd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 10th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 29th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$179 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
Customer Reviews & Photos
- plum color
- zip tie
- leaf clusters
- cardboard box
It seemed like the tree was smaller than I guessed and after planting it did not do anything for over (2) weeks. And as of the last few days it has started sprouting leaves and flowers. I feel like I am going to like this tree. Thanks.
love the plant, but with all things i've bought from you, delivery is way to long a wait
Just received the tree, had a few leaves but they dropped off quickly, been in the ground about a week, it's still alive and patiently waiting for any sign of new leaves...
Great service. Arrived ready to plant and doing well.
My tree arrived in a burlap bag and easy to transplant directly into the ground. The price was well within my budget, and once shipped (COVID did not help!) received it within a day. I've never used an online outlet for anything like a tree, but recommend Fast Growing Trees.com! They had a vast selection of products, were professional, kept me updated on their status, and so far, my tree is healthy and happy!