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Burgundy Japanese Plum

Prunus salicina 'Burgundy' Plum

Burgundy is an all around great home-garden plum, delicious for fresh eating, cooking, drying and in jams and jellies. Reddish purple fruit with deep red flesh ripens early July but typically keeps well on the tree for several weeks. Self-fertile, Hardy, yet produces in mild climates, requiring just 250-350 winter chill hours, Deciduous.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus sah-lih-SEE-nuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseEspalier
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureFall Color, Low Chill Requirement, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsApple (Malus); Peach (Prunus persica); Cherry (Prunus avium); Apricot (Prunus armeniaca); Lavender (Lavandula); Raspberry (Rubus); Strawberry (Fragaria)

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: 5-9

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