Fast growth rate and upright to upright-spreading nature quickly forms a 15 to 25-foot-tall, dense silhouette. The `Thundercloud' Red Leaf Plum tree has small, white to light pink, fragrant springtime flowers, which usually appear before the leaves unfold, are followed by a heavy crop of edible, one-inch-diameter purple fruits.
• The bright red coppery foliage that holds its color very well and lasts throughout the growing season, and occasionally a good set of red plums which are edible are set on the trees. The 'Thundercloud' Red Leaf Plum grows up to 20 feet tall, and is normally best grown in full sun, sun and it will grow well in practically any soil type. Thundercloud' Red Leaf Plum tree has new foliage which unfolds as ruby red, then turns reddish-purple for the rest of the growing season.