Newport plum (Prunus 'Newport')

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Newport plum (Prunus 'Newport')
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4a
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 20 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
hybrid; twiggy, rounded form; 15-20’ tall; 10-15’ wide; fragrant, pale pink to whitish flowers with a darker center in May; 1" diameter, purple fruit sparsely produced in summer that shrivels on the tree; reddish-purple leaves throughout season; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; needs well-drained soil; tolerant to drier soils; intolerant to poorly drained, compacted soil; sensitive to road salt; plant in spring only; susceptible to a number of insects and diseases especially black knot and eastern tent caterpillar; hardy to zone 4a

UW Extension
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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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