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A picture of a Blireana Plum

Blireana Plum

Prunus × blireana

Also known as

Blireana Flowering Plum, Purple-Leaved Flowering Plum, Purple-Leaved Plum

Photo by pauline1950 (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2m

Min

2m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Blireana Plum Overview

Prunus x blireana is a smallish tree that is an all year round performer making it a useful choice for smaller gardens. It has double, almond scented pink flowers in spring followed by reddish-purple leaves that turn, dark green through to yellow/orange in autumn.

Common problems with Blireana Plum

How to harvest Blireana Plum

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Blireana Plum

Seed

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings

Special features of Blireana Plum

Attractive flowers

Autumn colour

Attracts useful insects

Hedge plant

Other uses of Blireana Plum

A low maintenance tree which suits containers, urban and informal cottage settings.