When planted in full sun the dark purple leaves make for highly ornamental accent in the landscape. It is the darkest purple plum available and almost looks black.The KV purple leaf plum makes a dramatic landscape impact when grown with evergreen shrubs. It becomes a small, rounded tree 20 feet tall and 18 feet wide and is considered a fast grower. It does produce light pink spring blossoms, but it's the foliage that everyone wants.
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Information source: University of Missouri - Horticulture