Purple-leaf Plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘Atropurpurea’)   %*

        most Prunus (peach, plum, cherry, apricot, almond, etc.) species seem to live for only a few years as bonsai here; possibly deeper pots will help; Prunus are fairly difficult to root from cuttings and need a stronger rooting hormone that most of us can find in the garden shops; this is the hardiest Prunus here; gorgeous in bloom with white petals against a few green leaves before they turn purplish; do NOT use lime sulphur on; susceptible to aphids.    [Rosaceae; Rosales]