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Prunus domestica/Plum

Prunus domestica / Prunus domestica
Plums and foliage in early summer
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Plums and foliage in early summer

'Six Weeks' a vaiety that has ripe fruit in late spring

Plum trees in an orchard

Individual plum tree

Plum foliage

Plum fruit and foliage

This variety, 'Elephant Heart' is ready to harvest and eat

Not quite ripe, 'Ozark Premier' turns a deep plum color when ready for harvest

'Ozark Premier' almost completely ripe

A couple of 'Ozark Premier' plums that await tasting

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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:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
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.