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Plum 'Santa Rosa'

Prunus salicina

Interesting Flower Provides edible fruit

Characteristics:
*Important* Fruit trees, in general, have unique maintenance needs in terms of pruning, harvesting, and pest and disease management. Visit portlandfruit.org or homeorchardsociety.org for more fruit tree care info.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers partial to full sun. Large, vigorous, fast growing tree. Ripens mid season. 300-500 chill hours. Zones 5-9.

Uses:
Edible fruit. Highest quality. Excellent fresh or canned. Keeps and ships well.

Height:
20' at maturity

Width:
15' at maturity

Shape:
Round

Flowers:
Clusters of white, five-petalled flowers cover the tree.

Leaves:
Medium green leaves that turn yellow in fall.

Bark:
Shiny gray-brown when young, becoming rough and platy with age.

Parent is native of Japan. Prolific early Asian plum. Partially self-fertile, but production improves when planted with other Japanese varieties. Developed by Luther Burbank of Santa Rosa, California.