Thundercloud flowering plum
I have an area about 25'x 25' where I would like to put a mid size ornamental tree. I keep coming back to the Thundercloud Flowering Plum. My house is white with sky blue shutters, the rest of the plantings are pinks, purples and blues. I think the purple foliage of the Plum would look great.
I live in coastal Connecticut, zone 6, although the area where the tree will be is more like a zone 7 micro-climate. The tree will be on the southwest side of the house in full sun. Assuming I put it in the right proximity to the house, ideally it would serve as a partial shade tree.
Does anyone have an opinion on this tree? I've been reading conflicting info about it's disease resistance and longevity. Other than that, I can't find a whole lot of info about it.
The goals for this tree are attractive tree for front lawn, partial shade tree, bird friendly/attracting, nice round canopy shape.