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I just learned of the purpleI just learned of the purple plum's life cycle of 20 years. Ours produces fruit...and we occassionally have what I thought a sucker that has the purple leaves, I am assuming the tree we have is grafted. We planted it when our son was born. It is an ornamental tree. But we've had ones say...it's producing fruit because it takes after the tree it was grafted onto. So back to the suckers with the purple leaves...are they suckers or could one of the plums seeds grew a seedling? Because I am curious if we protected the sucker/seedling if we could plant it when the one we originally planted died. It would at least be part of the original tree hypothetically...

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