Ornamental plum tree fruit. Unlike their productive counterparts the ornamental or flowering plum trees do not produce any fruits. Purple leaf plum trees also called cherry plums or flowering plum trees can add interest to your yard or garden with their dark red to purple foliage and abundance of white to light pink spring blossoms. It has a crown of 15 feet that comes to life every spring and winter. The plum tree is a medium sized tree which will reach 20 to 25 feet in height.
The cultivar resembles thundercloud with its reddish foliage and pink blooms. Plum trees prunus that do not produce plums are known as ornamental or flowering plum trees. Extreme cold during flowering will cause the blooms to drop too early and a plum tree fails to bear fruit. Ornamental trees such as crabapples and purple leaved plums are planted in the home landscape for their flowers or colorful foliage.
Also known as pissardii atropurpures is the original flowering plum cultivar that was developed in 1880. While these trees are bred not to bear fruit they may in fact produce a small amount of fruit anyway. There are plenty of pear apple plum and cherry trees that are cultivated equally for their taste and their appearance. Without flowers you will have no fruit.
When deciding which ornamental plum tree to plant in your yard consider that most species. Insects that chew the terminal ends shoots and flowers will also cause no fruit on plum trees. As the fruits mature questions concerning their edibility often arise. The edible ornamental fruits of these trees have not been bred for their flavor and while completely edible are not very pleasant eaten raw.
While chiefly ornamental these trees also produce fruit resembling those on fruit trees. Although many of the ornamental flowering trees bear edible fruit they are grown primarily for their springtime floral display and attractive form. Freezing temperatures before blooms open will also kill the flowers.