Santa Rosa Plum
Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'
Pronunciation: PROO-nus sah-lih-SEE-nuh
|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.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderately growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Fall Color, Edible, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Companion Plants||Apple (Malus); Peach (Prunus persica); Cherry (Prunus avium); Apricot (Prunus armeniaca); Lavender (Lavandula); Raspberry (Rubus); Strawberry (Fragaria)|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.