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Blireana Plum   arrow

Prunus x blireana
Family: Rosaceae, Rose

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A hybrid between Prunus ceracifera ‘Atropurpurea’ and Prunus mume.

Plum leafLeaf: Purplish-red, small (2 to 3 1/2 inches long), blunt tip, puckery near the lower part of the central vein. Leaf turns red in fall. Stipules fall off early. Glands (at base of leaf) very hard to see, not on every leaf.

Bud: Short, blunt, a little hairy.

Stem: Hairless, lenticels. Grayish-brown. Red-purple beneath bark when scratched.

Flower: Blooms in April or early May. Pale pink to white.

Fruit: Sparse. 1-inch diameters. Dull deep red. Flesh is light red.

Habit: Round, broad head. Small ornamental. To 15-25 feet tall.

Culture: Moderate moisture requirement. Full sun.