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Thundercloud Flowering Plum Tree Bare Root

$3898
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  • Purple foliage adds depth and beauty to any landscape
  • Highly fragrant flowers emit a delicious aroma
  • Grows quickly to fill available space
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Thundercloud Flowering Plum tree has purple branches that begin to swell with endless flower buds. The blossoms cascade down from the tops of the limbs as they open. These showy light-pink blossoms are among the most fragrant of any tree and because the Thundercloud grows so quickly, the delicious fragrance produced by these blossoms spreads quite far in the wind. After the impressive display of flowers, sometime in the middle of spring, the bright purple leaves begin to shoot out. By summertime, your Thundercloud tree will be glowing with extremely colorful and dense purple foliage and will produce a considerable amount of shade quickly because its such a fast growing tree. The Thundercloud tree is a beautiful, aromatic, fast-growing tree that is suitable for all purposes in your landscape.
  • Light-pink blossoms are among the most fragrant of any tree
  • Deep purple foliage and beautiful pink flowers
  • Thundercloud tree grows very quickly
  • Delicious fragrance produced by these plum-blossoms carries far in the wind
  • Thundercloud is considered an all-season beauty

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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)300 in.Mature Width (in.)180 in.

Details

Additional CharacteristicsDeer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Non-GMOAverage Shipping Height (in.)42 in
Best Time to PlantFall to SpringBlossom Color FamilyPink
Botanical NamePrunus cerisaferaContainer TypeBare Root
Evergreen or DeciduousDeciduousFragranceFragrant
Growth HabitBranchingHardiness Zone4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Optimal Soil ConditionNeutralRecommended Space Between Plantings (in.)120
Returnable90-DaySun ToleranceSun or Shade
Tree Height Range (Ft.)NaN-NaN Ft.Tree TypeOther
Wildlife AttractedBees,Birds,Bluebirds,Butterflies,Cardinals,Hummingbirds,Pollinators,Robins,SparrowsWildlife DeterredNo Wildlife Deterred

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Customer Reviews

  • 2.9
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  • 55%recommend this product
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Broomstick
Hahahah i got broomstick plant. I return to homedepot store thank got i got my refund
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    My Thundercloud Plumb!
    Happy as can be! My tree after 12 days is now sending out chutes and is on it’s way........ was packaged nicely and better than described ! Could not be happier!
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      1 found this review helpful
      3 DEAD
      I have been gardening for our 3 apartment buildings for 20 years. Last September I bought 3 Flowering Plum trees from Home Depot/Online Orchards. I have successfully grown other bare root plants and also have experience planting larger, more established trees. But all 3 of these from Online Orchards/Home Depot did not have a large root system and was I concerned about that. Sure enough, no matter how much care I gave in the planting and protection over the winter, there has been no signs of life this spring. I am very disappointed and regret the loss of money.
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        Tree arrived as a stick (as expected) but is growing...
        Tree arrived as a stick (as expected) but is growing quickly! Thanks!
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        Good conditions - leaves throughout.
        Came in good condition, several feet tall. The root system was moist and packaged well. A number of leaves throughout. I soaked it and put it in soil, hopefully it will will continue to grow, but it definitely didn't come dead like some bare root tree reviews say.
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          Extending the Blair Legacy
          I was very pleased with my purchase of the two flowering plum trees. The trees were purchased to plant in honor of my only Son - Blake, killed in a car accident on 09th July We lived together in my home and he loved to see me out in the yard; I feel most at peace. My goal is to place one in the front yard where he would park his car and the other close to his bedroom window where he'd like to look out into the backyard. I am pleased with my purchase and I plan to purchase from this orchard again.
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            3 found this review helpful
            I’m very happy with the product I received. Planted the tree about a week ago and today I found s...
            I’m very happy with the product I received. Planted the tree about a week ago and today I found signs of growth. I added a little bit of Miracle Grow gardening soil to the roots along with the straw that comes with it around the tree when planting. Now I can’t wait until it’s bigger and blooming.
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              3 found this review helpful
              I'm happy with the purchase. Alternatives were considerably more expensive. Time will tell whethe...
              I'm happy with the purchase. Alternatives were considerably more expensive. Time will tell whether I stay that way. Who can say whether all the negative reviews were due to inexperience, bad luck or poor quality control. I ordered a thundercloud plum tree from HD on 4/10/2020, and received it on 4/18/2020, and I planted it that same day. It was very unimpressive in size, and the roots are few and completely exposed once you unwrap the plastic and straw covering them. Don't uncover them very long before planting, and keep the roots misted if they dry out. It seems important to not just read the instructions, but watch a few YouTube videos on planting plum trees or at least fruit trees too. Key tips are: 1. Soak the roots in a bucket of water for 1 - 2 hours while planning and digging the hole. 2. Dig a hole twice the size of the small root system, and fill it in somewhat slowly, making sure no large air gaps, without compressing dirt too forcefully. Don't add any amendments, just replace the dirt from digging, since fertilizer will kill the young roots and beneficial substances may make the roots prefer to stay within a small area. Make sure the graft, or the bump just above the root ball, stays 1 - 4 inches above the ground. Mulch to help the dirt stay moist, but don't let the mulch touch the base of the tree to avoid rot. 3. Water by slowly drenching the area, so that the entire hole area is moistened, but probably no more. Do this every 2 days for the first 2 weeks and then after that once a week for the first few months at least, probably a year. There should be no standing water after 20 minutes or so, or add less water next time. It's good to dig a shallow trench around the perimeter of the hole or find some other way of restricting the water to the size of the root ball, so the water goes down and not away. 4. Be patient. I got very tiny buds after a week or so, but most of the growth is supposed to be in the roots at this stage, not above ground. This is another reason not to fertilize, since fertilizer promotes leaf growth instead of root growth. Some say don't fertilize for the first year. After 5 weeks, (see images at this stage) I can see clumps of leaves, for a total of about 30-50 small leaves. (looks way worse after this site scaled the images down) Some of the clumps have 2" branches starting, and quite a few small buds up and down the small branches. This may seem like a lot of time to wait, but again, most of the growth should be in the roots at this stage. Rabbits are voracious in my yard, so I had to put the tree in jail.
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                7 found this review helpful
                Inadequate quality for price paid. No response from Online Orchards -had to return the trees to m...
                Inadequate quality for price paid. No response from Online Orchards -had to return the trees to my local HD store.
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                  7 found this review helpful
                  best tree
                  best bare root tree i ever purchased. within a couple weeks full of leaves, love it
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