Cherry plum growing tree of the genus Prunus also known as Myrobalan plum, Cherry plum perennial deciduous plant, also used as ornamental plant for the purple leaves, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and grow in hardiness zone 4-10
Leaves most of the time is purple but can be sometimes green,
Flower color white or pink five petals,
Cherry plum fruits
Fruit edible the size small 1-3cm the color purple with little seeds
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Requirements for Cherry plum growing and care:
Chilling hours to bear fruits, if the tree attack in the beginning of the winter need to collect all the leaves and the fruit from the ground, cut all the infected branches
What is the best way to start growing?
Is it necessary to graft in Cherry plum?
Yes. but if not also possible, sometime the leaves can be green so after this needed to be grafted
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very sensitive to pests and disease
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Borer, mite
How to prune:
Weak, dead and thin branches
Size of the plant?
3-14 m, 14-42 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White or pink flowers five petals
Thinning the bloom:
Firsts years recommend thinning
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Cherry plum fruits?
Eaten raw, jams, juice, alcohol, cakes
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the trees with net or protect the fruit with traps
How long does it take to bear fruit?