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Plum 'Satsuma'

Prunus salicina 'Satsuma'

Provides edible fruit

Characteristics:
A Japanese plum variety, they're great for our Mediterranean climate. They do require a pollinating tree, so are ideal if you have a neighbor with a plum or hope to plant two of your own. In general, Japanese plums are juicier, firmer, and larger than European plums and tolerate summer heat better, too.

Growing Conditions:
In general, fruit needs sunlight to ripen fruit and air circulation to prevent fungal disease. This tree requires full sun to thrive.

Uses:
Fresh eating, canning or freezing, baking or cooking.

Height:
16' at maturity

Width:
16' at maturity

Shape:
rounded canopy (though need annual pruning to maintain shape and produce annual fruit)

Flowers:
spring flowers (that mature into fruits)

Leaves:
simple entire with serrate leaf margin

Bark: