Dwarf Plum Trees

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  1. Lack of fruits on trees
  2. plum tree no blossoms
  3. fertilizing dormant dwarf fruit trees
  4. Patio plum tree
Asked by Sarahgager on July 26, 2015
Lack of Fruits on Trees

We have three dwarf prune plum trees that were planted two years ago and have yet to bear fruit. They are self pollinating and are approximately 8 feet tall with a 1″ diameter trunk.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Plums will began fruiting when they are from 3 to 6 years of age.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/plum-trees-not-fruiting.htm

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Asked by problem plum on August 7, 2015
Plum Tree No Blossoms

I have a mini patio President plum tree inherited when moved in. It has been planted in the ground and is rather large. I think it’s about four years old, but so far has not even had any blossom on it.

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Your tree may not be quite old enough to bear fruit just yet - it can take up to 6 years. Does your tree get enough sun? Are there any signs of disease or insect infestations?

Here is an article that explains why plum trees do not fruit:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/plum-trees-not-fruiting.htm

Happy gardening!

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Asked by james on October 3, 2015
Fertilizing Dormant Dwarf Fruit Trees

Should I plant my dormant dwarf fruit trees in soil with fertilizer? I ordered 4 dwarf fruit trees (a Methley plum, a Reliance peach, an Asian persimmon, and a sweet cherry tree). They will arrive in November.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can apply a fertilizer that is higher in phosphorous and potassium and lower in nitrogen in a slow release formula.
This will help promote good root growth and winter hardiness.
Less is more as excess fertilizer can be a stressor at planting time, so do not over-apply.

Watering is very important to get the new plantings established.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/dwarf-fruit-trees-a-planting-guide-for-fruit-trees-in-containers.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/watering-newly-planted-tree.htm

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Asked by m.graham on August 20, 2017
Patio Plum Tree

Hi I wonder if you can help I bought a patio plum tree since potting up it has never produced even a leaf on branches it only seems to have a leaf at the bottom of the main trunk can you help please,look forward to hearing from you,mike

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Check the branches. Do they snap off and break or are they pliable?

The lower leaf you mention sounds like it is likely coming from the root stock.
My guess is that the tree died and the root system still has some life in it.

Check with the grower. Most reputable sellers will replace a new tree for one year.

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