Sunday, June 17, 2012
Crimson Pointe Purple Leaf Plum
Purple Leaf Plum
Prunus cerasifera 'Crimson Pointe'
Synonyms: Cipriozam, Cripoizam, Crimson Point, Purple Cherry Plum
This tree is a columnar selection of Newport Plum. It was blooming early this spring and kind of caught my attention. Later I saw it at two other nurseries for sale. So I went from never seeing it to seeing three times in two weeks. It is a narrow tree that has deep merlot colored foliage and a profuse amount of white flowers. I have to admit for a thing with columnar type trees. In their space they work great and can be a real problem solver. This tree grows 20 feet (6.09m) tall but only 5 (1.5m) feet wide. I think we are poised to see a lot more of this tree.
Since its Sunday here is a bonus snapshot of a very early Lily. L.A. lilies are a hybrid between Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum) and Asiatic hybrids. They usually have large, fragrant flowers that are good for cutting. There seems to be literally 100’s of different cultivars now.
Longiflorum-Asiatic (L.A.) Hybrid Lily
Lilium 'Princess Amelia'