Definition of purple-leaf plum in US English:

purple-leaf plum

noun

  • 1A shrub or small tree with white flowers and small red and yellow edible fruit. Native to southwestern Asia, it is used as stock for commercial varieties of plum.

    Prunus cerasifera, family Rosaceae

    • ‘The Purpleleaf Plum should be grown in full sun on well-drained, acid soil to bring out the richest leaf color.’
    • ‘The backyard is alive with color: purple leaf plum in pink, October Glory red maple in red, Bradford pear in white, black cherry in background nowhere near bud break.’
    1. 1.1 The fruit of the purple-leaf plum tree.