Plumtree prunus domestica Black Amber
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- 1 x Plum Tree - Prunus domestica Black Amber 9 cm pot
|Botanical name||Prunus domestica 'Black Amber'|
|Delivered as||Pot plant|
|Harvest time||August - September|
|Preferred Soil||Well drained soil|
|Full grown height||125cm - 150cm|
|Plant pot size||Ø 9cm|
How to take care of Plumtree prunus domestica Black Amber
Plant your plum trees in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny sheltered location. Water in thoroughly after planting! Keep the area around the base of the tree free from weeds, as they will compete for nutrients. Stake trees grown in open exposed areas. Once established, thin fruit if the crop is very heavy. Remove any very small or misshapen fruit. Check regularly for signs of disease. Remove any of the infected shoots, leaves and branches to allow light and air into the tree. Remove any fallen leaves and fruit from around the base of the tree regularly to prevent disease. Once established, each April apply a thick layer of well-rotted manure or compost around the base of the tree. Pruning is best carried out in summer to reduce the risk of solver leaf disease. Plum trees often take 4-5 years to produce fruit for the first time.
Usually deciduous trees are pruned in winter when dormant but summer pruning of stone fruits is more beneficial. The warmer and drier the weather is; will help to promote faster healing and reduce the chance of fungal or bacterial infections. The main annual pruning can be done out as soon as the fruit is harvested. Any inward growing laterals, or crossing shoots can be removed whenever you notice them.