Caring For Plum Trees

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How do I care for plum trees?

Caring For Plum Trees

It is no wonder the plum is one of the more popular flowering trees. After all, plum trees are not just ornamental; most plum trees also produce delicious, juicy fruit. To keep these flowering trees healthy, you should:

1. Choose a location in full sun or light shade. Plum trees blossom fairly early in the year and need the sun's warmth.

2. Look for soil that isn't excessively damp, but be sure the tree has plenty of moisture or the fruit will be stunted.

3. Keep a close eye on your tree to be sure it doesn't show signs of disease or insect infestation.

4. Fertilize flowering plum trees during the months of February and September to keep them strong and healthy.



6/12/2008 3:19:53 PM
bernice said:

what kind of fertilizer should i use on my 2 yr. old thundercloud flowering plum? also when will i start to see flowers on the tree?

8/19/2009 11:23:24 PM
Jan Hellyer said:

I would like to know when is the best time to trim
my flowering plum tree and also what is the best
fertlizer to use and when?

Hi Jan, a good, balanced granular fertilizer is best or you can top dress it with about three inches of compost.

Flowering plum trees should be pruned in early spring when the tree is still dormant. If you wait too late in the spring to prune you may sacrifice the flowers that year.


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