Japanese Purple Plum Tree?

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Old 04-21-02, 07:16 PM
Sara W
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Question Japanese Purple Plum Tree?

My friend has a small tree that has somewhat burgundy bark,is about 3 inches in diameter on the trunk and has deep purple leaves. She calls it a Purple plum tree but when I ask for it by that name at the local nursery they have no idea what I am talking about. Has anyone heard of the small tree,or is there another name for it.
Thanks for any help you can give me on this.
 
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Old 04-21-02, 07:21 PM
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Hello Sara

Sounds like Prunus cistena - Purple-leafed Sandcherry.

Here's a link that may help confirm:

http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/p/prucis/prucis1.html

(click on the small pictures in the left frame to enlarge them)

Howie
 
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