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by Bill on August 02, 2003 06:14 AM
Flowering Plum Tree

The beautiful, lightly fragrant pink blossoms that herald the end of winter may be considered the highlight of the growing season for this ornamental tree, but the purple foliage that follows also adds to the value of this specimen in any landscape!
Flowering Plum trees grow to a maximum height of 15-20 feet.

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by sheritoots on August 02, 2003 07:11 AM
I like it! Will it grow in Florida?????

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I used to have a handle on life, but it broke...
by njoynit on August 02, 2003 08:27 AM
and do you need a 2nd tree for pollenation?and what one would be good for Tx?southeast TX

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I will age ungracefully until I become an old woman in a small garden..doing whatever the Hell I want!
by Jiffymouse on August 02, 2003 10:00 AM
Not to mention southeast Georgia??
by Bill on August 03, 2003 04:41 AM
I never really thought too much about if they would grow in other regions because they are a very popular tree in this area (zone 7). I tried to find out a little more for you but haven't had much luck. I did find out that they grow well in the San Francisco and Washington DC areas, but never mentions of further south. There were several references to hazards of hard, late frosts.?! I guess you'll have to check with a local nursery (unless someone else from Florida knows for sure)
It is pretty rare for Flowering Plums to produce fruit, and when they do, the fruit is pretty much just more ornaments for the tree.

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