Top Questions About Dwarf Plum Trees

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Questions About Dwarf Plum Trees

Asked by
Sarahgager on
July 26, 2015
Connecticut

Q. 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.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 27, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

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
hampshire

Q. 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.

Answered by
shelley on
August 7, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

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
6b

Q. 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.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 4, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

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
New castle upon tyne

Q. 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

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 22, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

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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