How to grow Cherry plum

Cherry plum grow and care – 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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How to grow 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?
Plant

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

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Borer, mite

Pruning season:
Winter

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

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring

General information about the flower
White or pink flowers five petals

Thinning the bloom:
Firsts years recommend thinning

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer

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?
2-4 years

Scientific name:

Prunus cerasifera

How to grow Cherry plum

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