Beauty Japanese Plum

Prunus salicina 'Beauty'

This smaller Japanese plum tree offers a tasty crop of sweet flavorful fruit in mid July - earlier than other selections. Each delicious plum has bright red skin and amber tinged, red juicy flesh. Abundant white blooms appear in later winter through early spring. Self-fertile. Requires 250 chill hours. Deciduous.
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Water regularly, deeply; more frequently in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus sah-lih-SEE-nuh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Winter to Early Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseEspalier, Mass Planting, Specimen, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Showy Fruit, Sustainable, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, deeply; more frequently in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Lavender (Lavandula)

Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with an organic fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Thin fruit for best size and quality. Prune annually in winter to maintain shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10

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