Plum Trees
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Pruning an older plum tree

Zone Sherman Oaks , cal 90403 | [email protected] added on April 12, 2016 | Answered

The tree only has leaves on 1/3 of the branches. Can I, or how, can I help this tree?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 13, 2016

Mature Plum Trees should be pruned in mid summer.
In good growing conditions a Plum Tree can live 20 to 30 years.
You may want to consider a soil test to determine if the soil is lacking nutrients.
Here are some links to help refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/plum-tree-pruning.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/growing-plum-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/plum-tree-diseases.htm

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