Weeping Santa Rosa Japanese Plum Tree
If you are torn between having a beautiful weeping tree and having a fruit tree in your front yard plant the Weeping Santa Rosa Japanese Plum Tree! Fruit is very similar to Santa Rosa and tree is productive and vigorous. Kids love hiding underneath the “fruit fort” of these weeping trees.
Latin Name: Prunus salicina
Site and Soil: Plant plums in full to 1/2 day sun in moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, St. Julien produces trees 10′-12′ in height or less. St. Julien makes vigorous and productive trees.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile and is a good pollinator for Howard Miracle.
Hardiness: Hardy to about minus 30º F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: August
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are not bothered by pests. Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying with copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker.
USDA Zone: 4-9