Plant ID forum: Please help

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Sulsnake
Jan 22, 2016 4:59 AM CST
Found this down the street was on a large unhealthy looking tree about 6-7ft tall
Can anyone help with an ID I live in Perth Western Australia and this plant has been grown in a front garden so it can handle heat at least it doesn't die in heat and semi drought
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jan 22, 2016 3:16 PM CST
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It looks like Cherry Plum, Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea' which start with some green on the leaves ..

http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/080c0106-040c-4...

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lovemyhouse
Jan 22, 2016 3:26 PM CST
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jan 22, 2016 3:39 PM CST
Compare ..

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Prunus+cerasifera+'Atropur...

I have a photo of a cherry plum from my own tree, although it was an existing tree it fits the description of Prunus cerasifera pissardii which has white flowers. It doesn't make many fruits.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=prunus+cerasifera+pissardi...

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 22, 2016 3:58 PM CST
Very pretty! The leaves do resemble the cultivar 'Pissardii': https://www.greenplantswap.co.uk/plants/15769-prunus-cerasif...

Our database doesn't list a cultivar by that name but shows pissardii as a synonym for Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera)

Here's the database link for cultivar 'Atropurpurea' with photos for comparison: Purple Leaf Plum (Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea')
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jan 22, 2016 4:15 PM CST
I think the names attached to the end are probably slight variations of the same species Prunus cerasifera, they are still Prunus cerasifera. Nurseries selling them like to attach different descriptions.

What our database lists is "Prunus cerasifera var. pissardii" which is still Prunus cerasifera, not a synonym as such but some authority apparently thinks the 'var.' or variety name isn't significant.

The flowers on mine look like the photo taken at Kew gardens ..

https://davisla.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/plant-of-the-week-p...

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plantladylin
Jan 22, 2016 4:20 PM CST
That is really beautiful!!
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