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Plum Trees - AU RosaPrunus salicina x angustifolia
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-8
AU Rosa is a large, firm, high quality plum similar to Santa Rosa with red or yellow skin and yellow flesh. The growth habit of this tree is characteristic of Santa Rosa, with an upright vase shape consisting of narrow branch angles. 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, vigorous, 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.
USDA Zones: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
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How to Plant
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.