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Tree Prunus virginiana 'Purple Jewel'




Description This is a hardy non-fruiting new selection with much larger leaves than others of the same cultivar. New green growth turns a deep wine red, with gorgeous, soft, blue-mauve undersides. Foliage colours will be more dynamic when grown in open, sunny positions. Holds its leaves until late Autumn.    
Branches Ascending
Mature Size 5 x 4m    
Uses This variety is great planted as a feature tree for foliage contrast.    
Position & Soil This is an erect variety and needs to be tipped to encourage branching when young. Prefers full sun.    
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Substitutes Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
Cercis chinensis
Cercis siliquastrum
Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Sioux'
Prunus x blireana
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