Tree Friend Project by Paulina Truong

Tree Friend Project by Paulina Truong

Burgandy Plum

  1. Record average expected life of tree in years from sprout to death. (looking for approx numbers) approx 15-25 yrs

b) Years until trees 1st fruit. (ie 8. some trees can be fruiting within a few years others can take decades.)

3-6 yrs; starkbros

c) Season of year when productive tree fruits. (ie Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring or combo ie Su/Au)

Mid season

d) Expected or average number years tree expected to fruit for once it begins. (ie year 8 to 20 = 12 yrs) Year 3 to 25 = 22 yrs

e) Country/area of origin

Dirubu, Cali introduced in 1970

f) Average annual rainfall in area of origin

15.32 rainfall

g) Latin name of tree and family

Prunus in the rosaceae family

h) Any other products,  benefits, useful or interesting facts about of tree, ie good shade tree or wind break, good cabinet, building or fire wood, fire resistant, flood or drought tolerant. For example in Australia we have a challenge with termites that do a lot of damage eating wooden structures, there are certain woods that are naturally white ant resistant that allow a more reliable building without utilising white ant poison like is often done.

Provides shade, best cross pollinators for other Japanese plums

Rated high for visual appeal

Sweet mild flavor has it scoring high in taste test on a regular basis

bird friendly, edible, fall color, low chill requirement, flower color is white, self-fruitful

i)Height, width and shape of tree at maturity (in meters).  Please find measure for both diameter of trunk and also arbour (the tree foliage) Note the profile shape is important for later design work, some trees have an overhanging canopy with bare trunk that can be walked around, others have foliage from base to top and in all sorts of patterns and densities.

3-5 meters

j) challenges or special requirements, such as needing other varieties in order to fruit

Water deeply and less frequently, full sun

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