Plum tree growing tree of the genus and Prunus, Plum tree perennial deciduous plant, some of the species grow in temperate climate and cold area some can grow mediterranean, subtropical climate and grow in hardiness zone 3-10.
Leaves color is green the cherry plum leaf color most of the time is purple but can be sometimes green, the shape mostly ovate
Flower color white or pink with five petals, in most of the cultivars the flowers grows in clusters.
Plum tree fruits
Fruit edible round or oval size 1-7 cm, color of the fruit: red, orange, black, purple, pink yellow and more
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Requirements for Plum tree growing and care:
Chilling hours or cool winter depend the cultivar, 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 Plum tree?
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?
2-10 m, 6-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
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:
Spring / Summer
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Plum tree 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?
Prunus sub. Prunus