Monday, January 27, 2014

Plum Tree

 Columnar Plum:

Let’s say you have this spot next to your house that could use… something. It’s too tall an area for your typical bush or shrub, but too narrow for a tree. You have windows looking out onto this little bit of narrows and it feels…. unfinished. Sounds like a perfect spot for a Columnar Plum.

Columnar indicates the growth pattern of the tree; very upright with minimal horizontal growth. In the case of this plum the height is around 20 feet, with a width of 5 to 6 feet. There is a bonus with this tree, in fact there are two. Light pink flowers in the spring, and dark burgundy leaves throughout the summer.

Yes, it is called a Plum, but no it doesn’t produce plums; therefore you won’t be slipping on plumish prune residue come late summer.

 If you have that sunny skinny spot that needs something give it something different; give it a tree that won’t become what trees typically become. Give it a tree with a leaf color not typical among trees. And throw in some light pink flowers ta boot.

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