Santa Rosa Plum
Santa Rosa Plum
Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'Item #5996 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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A showy display of white flowers in spring yields an abundant harvest of dark crimson fruit each summer. Firm flesh with a wonderful flavor for fresh eating or in preserves. Fruit production is higher when another plum tree is nearby. A lovely border tree or garden accent. 400 chill hours recommended. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus sah-lih-SEE-nuhPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:NarrowGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderately growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsApple (Malus); Peach (Prunus persica); Cherry (Prunus avium); Apricot (Prunus armeniaca); Lavender (Lavandula); Raspberry (Rubus); Strawberry (Fragaria)
- CareCare InformationEasily 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, deeply; more frequently in extreme heat.
- History & LoreLore:Santa Rosa is an all-time favorite home and commercial variety of plum. It does not require a pollenizer, but fruit yield will increase when another plum is planted nearby.