Newport Flowering Plum Tree

Three Seasons of Purple Foliage will Wow your Neighbors!

  • Provides Rich Color Contrast
  • Enjoy Loads of Delicate Pink Blossoms
  • Welcome Spring with this Early Bloomer
  • Easy to Grow and Fast Growing!
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Add some color to your landscape with the Newport Flowering Plum Tree.  At maturity this tree will reach 25 to 30 feet high with a canopy spread of 20 to 25 feet. The unique purple leaves, the light pink delicate blooms, and the size of this tree make it a striking focal point to build your landscape around.

Layers of beautiful white to pink colored blossoms arrive in spring.  Soon bronze-purple leaves emerge. As the temperature warms the purple foliage deepens to that distinctive Newport Plum deep purple. Rounded dark purple fruits about the size of a cherry tomato are produced in late summer. These unique fruits attract wildlife like squirrels and birds and add even more interest to this exciting tree. 

The Newport Plum is the perfect ornamental tree to use in your landscaping.  It is stunning, tough, and requires no maintenance once established!  Plant this hardy tree in the center of the lawn or plant several in a staggered pattern along the back yard. Use the Newport Plum at the corner of your home. Plant at least 10 feet away to allow plenty of room for your tree to grow.  Wrap a bed around this flowering tree and add Hostas for rich color contrast.  Use your Newport Flowering Plum at your driveway entrance. Plant one or go for a symmetrical look with one tree on each side.

This tree thrives in full sun and tolerates most soil conditions. Once your tree is planted, maintain a regular watering schedule for the first growing season.  After the roots are well established, the Newport Plum tree is very drought tolerant.  If desired, prune your tree in winter to maintain a tidy and neat appearance.

Order your Newport Flowering Plum tree today!  You will cherish watching this unique and colorful tree grow!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Purple
Bloom Color Pink
Botanical Name Prunus cerasifera 'Newport'

How To Care for your new Newport Flowering Plum Tree

When planting your Newport Plum be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive.  Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant.  However, if you avoid freezing temperatues and extreme heat you can plant your Plum tree almost any time of the year.  

These trees tolerate full sun to part shade, but perform best in full sun.  The Newport Plum tree is extremely adaptable to any soil as long as it is well drained.  Water deeply when planting and twice weekly for 1 to 3 months while this tree is establishing.  Once your tree is established, it is drought tolerant; you will only need to water during dry spells. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is recommended especially with newly planted trees.  Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease.  Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost.  Choose a slow release fertilizer.  When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole. Prune when your Newport Plum is dormant (winter - early spring) to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape. 

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. The Newport Flowering Plum is a hardy tree that rarely encounters pests and diseases.  Scale, Aphids and Mealy Bugs are insects that can affect Flowering Plum trees.  You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin.  Tent Caterpillars are sometimes an issue for Newport Plums.  These can be treated with an organic spray, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt),  Occasionally fungal issues can arise. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection.  Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests.  The entire tree must be coated in order for this method to be effective. 


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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We just love this flowering plum tree. It came with flowers on it! Looking forward to seeing its purple foliage. We may be getting one more.
April 5, 2015
Beautiful trees! Can not wait to buy some more!
I was very impressed by how quickly my trees arrived. They were protected very well in their packaging and arrived in excellent condition. I will definitely buy from them again!
July 31, 2016
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i like a lot the flowers and the fruit
Martin C on Aug 5, 2016
i like a lot the flowers and the fruit
Martin C on Aug 5, 2016
Is this an evergreen?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, the Newport Plum is deciduous.
How much does it grow per year?
Tracey on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Plum trees typically grow 8-24 inches per year.
I'd like to know if the fruit is edible?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are actually edible but this tree is not generally a fruit producer. It will produce small fruit. It is better suited for its beauty.
I have had my Newport flowering plum for 18-20 yrs, and am plagued in spring with tent caterpillars, but have managed to treat and rid of them. But now, mid-July some of the leaves are turning brown and dying............what could cause this? Never happened before.
A shopper on Jul 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Can you send us some pictures?
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