|We are looking for a non-bearing plum tree with purple foliage, to tolerate Zone 5 climate, spring flowering, smallish (max of 20' in height). Could you help me identify the options available? If there are no plums tree which match, what options would be the closest?|
|Here are a few suggestions for an ornamental plum (note that some produce small, immature fruit which is non-edible but attractive to wildlife)
Newport- height 15-20', width 15-20', likes sun, round form, reddish-purple foliage all summer, fragrant pink flowers in spring followed by small purple fruit attractive to birds, zone 4
Mt. St. Helens- height 20', width 20', likes sun, upright, rounded form, a sport of Newport, but with a denser form, larger leaves richer color and faster growing, hardy to zone 3
Princess Kay- height 15', width 8-10', likes sun, narrow shape, showy white flowers in early May, dark colored bark, small yellowish red fruit, zone 2
Hope this information is helpful.