Prunus domestica/Plum

Prunus domestica / Prunus domestica
Plums and foliage in early summer
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Scientific Name: Prunus domestica
Common Name: Plum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Summer
Fruit color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: There are many varieties of plums coming in various sizes, shapes, colors, ripening dates and taste. Fresh fruit, jellies, prunes and some juices are made from plums. Birds and wildlife eat many a plum that was meant for the jar. Plum curculio can destroy a crop, if control measures are not taken. Borers and leaf diseases also attack plum trees and fruit.