Elephant Heart Plum Tree

$69.98
Item #694.
Availability Out of stock
Container Size: 5 Gallon

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USDA ZONES: 3-9 Outdoors
 
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Elephant Heart Plum Tree requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Prunus salicina

True to its name, the Elephant Heart plum is a really big, heart-shaped fruit. Heavy with sweet juice, this deep red-purple plum is delicious fresh. Thankfully, it freezes well, too.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Deep red/purple
Ripens:
August - September
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 7
Tree Size:
20' height with 12' spread
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
N/A
Primary USDA Zone Range:
3 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
400 - 500
Size & Spacing

20' height with 12' spread

Plant 15' away from other trees and buildings

Planting & Care
Plums do well in very well-drained, loamy soils. Mulching helps retain moisture and helps to stabilize the soil temperature. Avoid planting in low areas where frost may settle, as the frost will damage your trees. Plums grow best in full sun. Water regularly, at least weekly, during the first year in the ground. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet. Prune the trees annually in Winter when they are dormant. Plum trees make beautiful additions to a garden because they produce lovely blossoms in the Spring.
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