Plum Trees - AU Cherry

Prunus angustifolia x 'Methley'
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-8


AU-Cherry is an excellent plum for the home garden! Most especially for the Southeast region. Mature fruit is small and has a "cherry" like appearance, ranging from 1 to 1.5 inches in size and has dark red skin and dark red flesh, with a clingstone pit that is quite small as well. Tree vigor and tolerance to plum leaf scald are the primary improvements of AU Cherry. AU-Cherry is a plum cultivar developed by the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University. Another improvement of AU-Cherry is the increased tree longevity of AU-Cherry. In test orchards in Alabama, 10 years after planting, trees of AU-Cherry were in vigorous condition. Needs 700 chill hours.  

USDA Zones: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8

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Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
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.
Care Guide

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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