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Prunus x nigrella (Muckle plum)Plum
Prunus nigra        (Canada plum)

Zone 3

Description

Growth Rate: Moderate

Height: 5 m (17 ft)

Spread: 2 m (7 ft)

Life span: 50 years

Why Plant It?

  • Bears showy blossoms in spring before it leafs out
  • Suitable for smaller yards

Likes

  • Full sun (to maximize flowering)
  • Well-drained soil
  • Moderate moisture

Dislikes

  • Exposed sites - flowers buds often winterkill in Grande Prairie

Insects

Spotted Wing Drosophila**
Aphids  

 

Disease

Fireblight
Black Knot

**Not yet present in Grande Prairie

Plum  Plum 

 Plum flowers can be white or pink and are amongst the most ornamental of all Prunus species

Last updated: 2/28/2017 12:02:12 PM