Growing & Maintenance:

In spring, apply balanced fertilizer for trees according to package directions. Prune to shape immediately after flowering before next year's buds set. Check soil weekly for moisture. Water thoroughly when dry. Provide adequate water until tree is dormant for the winter. No winter protection is necessary.

Krauter Vesuvius Plum

Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

Plant Type: Ornamental Trees
Light pink flowers appear before the dark purple leaves in spring. Tree has attractive dark purple leaves throughout summer and fall and an upright, oval branching structure. Large red berries persist into early fall attracting birds.

Height: 20 Ft
Spread: 15 Ft
Spacing: 15 Ft
Hardiness Zone: 5-8
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Characteristics & Attributes for Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

Sunlight Requirements

Full Sun (6 or more hours direct sunlight)

Invites Nature

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Birds

Season of Interest (Flowering)


Season of Interest (Foliage)




Foliage Color


Soil Preferences

Moist, Well-Drained