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Cherry Plum ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ | Plant Profile

Cherry Plum ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ (Prunus cerasifera) are fragrant ornamental deciduous trees. ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ grows to only 20′ tall with dense foliage. The serrated leaves are dark purple as indicated by the name. Spring brings highly fragrant pink flowers.

‘Krauter Vesuvius’ prefers average fertility, medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun to part shade. Full sun is preferable for the best blooms. In shade, the leaves can turn green rather than plum.

Cherry Plum are popular choices for small landscapes or near structures. The vibrant purple foliage brings multi-season interest. ‘Krauter Vesuvius’ can create beautiful entries to driveways or parks.


Cherry Plum 'Krauter Vesuvius' Characteristics

Cherry Plum 'Krauter Vesuvius' are popular ornamental centerpieces for small yards or front yards. They grow into an irregular, rounded shape. In spring, fragrant pink flowers are abundant. Flowers give way to edible stone fruits. The plum color is vibrant throughout the growing season, and there is no significant change in fall.

While 'Krauter Vesuvius' are attractive additions to any landscape, they are susceptible to a number of serious insects or diseases. Insect pests can include borers, aphids, scale, caterpillars, tent caterpillars and Japanese beetles. Diseases can include black knot, leaf spot, die back, powdery mildew and root rot in poorly drain soils. The stone fruit can drop causing litter issues.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 5 - 8
15.00 - 20.00
15.00 - 20.00'
Bloom Time
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?