Prunus armeniaca – Plum Tree
Plum Trees are a deciduous fruit tree best suited to cooler climates, however nowadays there are many varieties that can handle a warmer climate, as well as hybrids that can be trained to grow to only 2m high. Most stone fruit have will similar growing requirements.
Height: Up to 8m high
Uses: An attractive deciduous tree producing delicious fruit.
Planting: Well drained and moist soil conditions with sufficient water and sun.
Soil type: Moist with well drained soil and compost is recommended for excellent growth.
Aspect: Prefers cool climates and full sun.
Pruning: To reduce height and keep tree manageable.
Water requirement: Water well to establish..
Feeding: Feed in early spring to encourage growth.
Pests and problems: Beware of aphids and fruit fly.
Climate: Cooler climates.
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