Prunus virgiana ‘Canada Red’
A very winter-hardy multi-stem tree, primarily grown for its foliage which changes from green in spring to dark purple as the weather warms, then intensifies to reddish in autumn. Spring brings a glorious display of white flowers in long clusters and small red fruit attracts songbirds. Drought tolerant one established.
Type of Plant: Ornamental Shade Tree
Distinguishing Characteristics: Leaves emerge green, turn purple in summer
Water Use: Low
Flower Color: NA
Sun/Location: Full Sun
Approximate Height at Maturity*: 20'
Approximate Spread at Maturity*: 15'
Tree Shape: Upright spreading
Special Tree Features: Small fruit attracts songbirds
*Under average conditions in Northern New Mexico