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Flowering Plum (Prunus blireiana)

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by Bill on April 03, 2005 11:45 PM
[teacher] The Flowering Plum (Prunus blireiana) is a small deciduous tree which will only grow to a height of 15-20 feet, with a 15 foot spread. The fragrant, one inch, pink flowers appear in early spring followed by purple foliage which turns green by mid-summer. Flowering Plums seldom produce fruit due to a lack of pollinators when they bloom, but the dark purple plums are edible.

It blooms best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade.
It grows best in moist, well draining soil.
Flowering Plums are hardy in USDA zones 5-9.

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[grin]  - This is a Cedar Hill flower!
C.H. bloom date March 5

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by weezie13 on April 09, 2005 04:49 AM
That is such a beautiful pink...

Great photo Bill!!!

Weezie

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by tkhooper on April 09, 2005 03:56 PM
Those blooms are gorgeous. With my incline and very clay soil would this tree stand a chance? And might it provide enough shade that I could have my peonies in a healthier light situation?

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by Bill on April 14, 2005 07:25 PM
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With my incline and very clay soil would this tree stand a chance?
If you prepare a big planting hole and add lots of extra peat moss and compost to the soil I'm sure the tree would do fine there.

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might it provide enough shade that I could have my peonies in a healthier light situation?
Flowering Plums are fairly slow growing, so it would be a while before it produced much shade.

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by tkhooper on April 14, 2005 07:49 PM
Thankyou Bill

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by loz on April 15, 2005 08:30 PM
Wow, what beautiful flowers.....how did I miss this picture? Very pretty. [thumb]
by Dixie Angel on April 15, 2005 08:43 PM
Oooohhhh! I want one, or two, or three! [grin]

Dianna

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by 4Ruddy on April 16, 2005 10:21 AM
Mr. Bill...you take some of the most awesome pictures! You could put these in frames! [thumb]

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