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Plum Trees - AU Rosa

Scientific Name: Prunus salicina
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-8.
 

$64.95

Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:

6-8.

Mature Height:

12-15 ft

Mature Width:

8-10 ft

Sunlight:

Full (6-8 hours)

Spacing:

10 ft

Chill Hours:

700

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Harvest Time:

Late June / Early July

Year to Bear:

3-6 years

Pollinator:

Self

Does Not Ship To:

AK, AZ, CA, HI, PR
  • Description
  • Shipping
  • Planting
  • Care
AU Rosa plum is an Auburn University release developed to be disease resistant in the Southeast. Trees of AU Rosa are upright with dark green leaves, vigourous, disease resistant, and long lived. The plant is self-fruitful, flowers profusely, and sets a heavy crop. The AU Rosa has proven its ability to produce high yields of excellent quality fruit where other varieties have struggled. It is an early maturing cultivar that produce fruit of excellent size and quality. The fruit has dark skin and yellow flesh and reaches 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter. It is suitable for eating fresh and for canning purposes. It has a bloom to harvest date of approximately 90 days, ripening in late June or early July. Maturity height of 12-15 feet. Spacing between 8-20 feet. Hardy in USDA Zones 6-8. It is a Japanese plum (Prunus salicina) and requires 700 chill hours.
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At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground the following business day after you have completed checkout. We still cannot ship to some states based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at info@plantmegreen.com or toll free 855-817-5268.

Combination orders: Orders containing a mix of bare root plants and potted plants will all ship together. If you have questions about shipping please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

Bare root orders only: Bare root trees have to be dormant in order to be shipped. We will begin shipping directly after they are harvested. If everything goes according to schedule, bare root shipping will begin the last week in January.

We currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or US territories. We cannot ship trees internationally.

STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.

To encourage a vigorous and high yielding plum tree, thin the tree's fruit in May and again in July, removing the damaged and diseased fruit so that the rest have room to grow. Prune plum trees in the winter. Regularly remove suckers from around the base of the tree.

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