|'Newport' is probably the most hardy of the purple-leaf cherry plum trees. This is a rounded, deciduous tree with light bronze new growth, maturing into a dark purple. The flowers are pale pink to white. Some trees produce small 1 inch wide, dull purple, plum-like fruit. Height and spread between 15 to 20 feet. This is a cross between Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea' and 'Omaha Plum', and was introduced in 1923 by the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center. This is a highly decorative tree with beautiful foliage. Excellent in Japanese gardens, or just about anywhere you would like an extravagant, showy specimen tree.