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Prunus domestica

Plum

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsFebruary & July
  • Height9m to 12m
  • Spread6m to 10m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite-pinks
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Prunus domestica (Plum). This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 18C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 33C.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Bullaces, Damson, Gages

Origin

Europe to W. Asia. Naturalized in Britain

Interest and use

Culinary fruit

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

You should plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Remember to protect from strong winds.

Propagation

Propagation is from grafting or from seeds.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Bullfinches may eat flower buds and foliage may be attacked by aphids, caterpillars and the fungal disease silver leaf. Flowering cherries are prone to a fungus that causes abnormal crowded shoots (sometimes called witches' brooms).

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