Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'
Common name: 
Thundercloud Flowering Plum
Thundercloud Plum
Pronunciation: 
PROO-nus ser-as-IF-er-a
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, small, 15-20 ft (4.5-6 m), similar width, shrubby, twiggy and rounded.  Single pale pink to white flowers, appear before leaves.  Flowers a few days later than 'Atropurpurea'.  Coppery-purple foliage through growing season.  Often does not set a crop of fruit (hopefully!).
  • Sun.  Any average soil, well-drained. Prune after flowering to keep trees vigorous.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone5
Click image to enlarge
  • plant habit, spring flowering

    plant habit, spring flowering

  • plant habit, spring flowering

    plant habit, spring flowering

  • flowering branches

    flowering branches

  • flowering branches, comparison

    flowering branches, comparison

  • flowers

    flowers

  • flower

    flower

  • new leaves at petal fall

    new leaves at petal fall

  • plant habit, spring and summer

    plant habit, spring and summer

  • plant habit, summer

    plant habit, summer

  • leaves, summer

    leaves, summer

  • leaves and fruit

    leaves and fruit