• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs occasional watering; supplement in dry hot spells.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Carefree Native Plum
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus muh-RIT-tim-muh
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsEastern Snowball (Viburnum); Lilac (Syringa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in loose, fast draining soils laden with sand or gravel. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce watering frequency once established. Prune to shape and remove dead or damaged branches, and fertilize in late winter before blooms emerge.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs occasional watering; supplement in dry hot spells.

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