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Santa Rosa Plum

Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'

Pronunciation: PROO-nus sah-lih-SEE-nuh
SKU #05996
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderately growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Fall Color, Edible, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore 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.

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