Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius' ~ Krauter Vesuvius Cherry Plum-ServeScape
Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius' ~ Krauter Vesuvius Cherry Plum-ServeScape
Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius' ~ Krauter Vesuvius Cherry Plum-ServeScape

Krauter Vesuvius Cherry Plum

Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

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Planning to install this yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for DIY installations. These sizes do not require any offloading equipment.
Any tree or shrub that is sized by HEIGHT or CAL (Caliper- size where the trunk meets the root flare) is delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap (B&B). They are typically 1000+ LBS per plant. They will require heavy equipment to install. Installation is not included in the price of the plant. We highly recommend adding the ServeScape ‘One-Click’ Installation service (must be added at the cart page) for material of this size, or working with a contractor that can provide equipment for installation.

For any tree or shrub that is sized larger than 10’ HEIGHT or 3” CAL, the customer will be required to provide offloading equipment or a contractor to offload unless paying for installation through ServeScape. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor can have equipment ready upon your plant's arrival!
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Krauter Vesuvius Cherry Plum, also known as Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius,' is a small deciduous tree that is prized for its ornamental qualities. Here's some information about the Krauter Vesuvius Cherry Plum:

  1. Appearance: The Krauter Vesuvius Cherry Plum is a compact tree that typically grows to a height of 15 to 20 feet (4.5 to 6 meters) with a similar spread. It has an upright, vase-shaped habit with dense branching. The leaves are oval-shaped and emerge as a deep purple color, gradually transitioning to a dark green as they mature. In early spring, the tree produces clusters of pink flowers that cover the branches before the leaves emerge.

  2. Fruit: As a cherry plum variety, the Krauter Vesuvius may produce small, edible fruits. The fruits are typically small and round, resembling cherries or plums. They are usually red or purple in color and have a sweet-tart flavor. However, it's important to note that the fruit production of ornamental cherry plum varieties like Krauter Vesuvius is often minimal compared to fruiting cultivars.




western Asia and the Caucasus


15’ - 20’


15’ - 20’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 8


Full Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance. Pests and diseases can be a problem.  Watch for aphids, scale, borers, caterpillars, beetles and spider mites. Potential diseases include leaf spot, dieback, leaf curl, powdery mildew, root rot, and fireblight.  Cherries have weak wood and are susceptible to breakage.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized Areas,  Wildlife Gardens, and Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS:   LilacViburnumConeflower

IMAGES: (1) Photo by David J. Stang, Prunus Krauter Vesuvius 4zzCC BY-SA 4.0,  (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Prunus Krauter Vesuvius 2zz, (3) CC BY-SA 4.0,  RondadorCiruelo en flor Puente DueroCC BY-SA 4.0

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