Internet #307869988

Model #FLPL001

Thundercloud Flowering Plum Tree Bare Root

  • 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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Product Overview

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
Mature Width (in.)
180

Details

Additional Characteristics
Deer Resistant,Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Non-GMO
Average Shipping Height (in.)
42
Best Time to Plant
Fall to Spring
Blossom Color
Pink
Botanical Name
Prunus cerisafera
Common Name
Plum Tree
Evergreen or Deciduous
Deciduous
Fragrance
Fragrant
Growth Habit
Branching
Hardiness Zone
4 (-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 Condition
Neutral
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
120
Returnable
180-Day
Shipped As
Bare Root
Sun Tolerance
Sun or Shade
Tree Type
Other
Wildlife Attracted
Bees,Birds,Bluebirds,Butterflies,Cardinals,Hummingbirds,Pollinators,Robins,Sparrows
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

Questions & Answers

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I just received the bare root tree & it is all bare. When will I see any growth

Asked by cos June 22, 2019
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I started seeing growth within a week or so after planting

How y’all is the tree when shipped?

Asked by Nvz311 January 19, 2019
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It was about 3 to 4 feet. It’ll look like a branch, but it’s a dormant tree. Read the direction that comes with the tree first. Make sure to follow all the suggestions they give you on the pamphlet.

How tall the matured tree grow? How many ft tall, and how many ft diameter?

Asked by Subrata July 19, 2020
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It is said to grow 20-25' tall by the same diameter

When shipped in the springtime what height is this tree`s trunk?

Asked by Mexico January 26, 2019
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The diameter of this tree is approximately 1/2-3/4 of an inch. Thank you for your question.

What is the approximate diameter and height of the tree?

Asked by Artsy January 13, 2019
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The Thundercloud Flowering Plum trees have a trunk diameter between 1/2 and 3/4 of an inch, and a height of three to four feet. Thanks for your question!

How high does it grow?

Asked by Sheryl September 27, 2020
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I just planted mine back in July. Hasn’t grown as of yet however according to google it can grow from 15 to 20 ft tall and bout10 ft wide

What root stock does this use?

Asked by Trago July 17, 2019
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Hello Trago, Our Thundercloud Flowering Plums are grafted onto Marianna 2624 rootstocks. Thank you for the question!

What are the best planting instructions? Depth/Width? Specific: soil, additive, fertilizer? Wat...

Asked by Michael February 19, 2019
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The Thundercloud Plum will perform best if you plant it in well-drained soil that is mildly acidic. Be sure to plant it in full sun. It will thrive in the shade, but won't produce the deep purple colors. Plant in a hole twice as wide and a little deeper than the root ball.

When does it produce fruit?

Asked by Kayla April 4, 2020
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Customer Reviews

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  • 3.1 out of 5 stars overall
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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.
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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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I’m very happy with the product I received. Planted the tree about a week ago and today I found s...
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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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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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Inadequate quality for price paid. No response from Online Orchards -had to return the trees to m...
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Inadequate quality for price paid. No response from Online Orchards -had to return the trees to my local HD store.
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These two bare root thunder cloud trees came with no roots. Planted them with hope that they woul...
These two bare root thunder cloud trees came with no roots. Planted them with hope that they would bloom. But they look like a stick stuck in the ground. They didn't even have a chance out of the package. What a waste of time and money.
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The tree looked healthy. I look forward to see if...
The tree looked healthy. I look forward to see if it awakens after the winter period.
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I 'm not sure yet because it's fall an not...
I 'm not sure yet because it's fall an not growing so i don't know if it's dead or alive...otherwise it's looks to be in great shape
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Plants arrived on time and in very good condition. ...
Plants arrived on time and in very good condition. They look great and were very nicely packed.
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