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Prunus cerasifera ‘Newport’
also know as Prunus ceracifera ‘Atropurpurea’ x Omaha Plum
Family: Rosaceae, Rose

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Newport 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. Green beneath bark when scratched.

Flower: Pinkish-white. Small.

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.