Top Questions About Purple Leaf Plums

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Questions About Purple Leaf Plums

Asked by
Kaywiz42 on
April 25, 2015

Q. pruning purple leaf plum

I have already missed the time to prune my 1 year old dwarf purple leaf plum tree. Should I wait until next early spring before it buds or go ahead and trim it now? It has no more buds and seems quite top heavy. The tree was planted last year (in late spring). It budded for the first time in late Feb. or early March. All buds and flowers are gone now. There are shoots coming out low on the trunk and the growth is thick and unruly. The tree looks top heavy and leans a bit in strong winds. I’m afraid it might break.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 27, 2015
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Asked by
Mr. Phil on
August 11, 2015

Q. purple leaf flowering plum

My purple leaf flowering plum is losing the smaller leaves. What causes this? The small leaves (i.e. new growth) are falling off my flowering purple leaf plum. I spray Sevin for pests but the younger leaves keep falling off. Why?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 13, 2015
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Here is a link that should help you pinpoint the issue.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/plum-tree-dropping-leaves.htm

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Asked by
Bijeaux on
September 27, 2015

Q. purple leaf plum has dead branches and dropping leaves

All summer long my Purple Leaf Plum Trees have been dropping leaves and branches have died. I have been pruning the dead branches, but don’t understand the cause.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 29, 2015
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Here is a link that gives some of the more common issues with Plum Trees.
The high lighted areas will give you links to more information.

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

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Asked by
pollypig on
March 14, 2018

Q. pruning an overgrown Purple Leaf Plum hedge

I would like to give it a hard pruning..do you think it would be harmful?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 14, 2018
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I believe that it will benefit from this. Now would be the time to do so as well! This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/sand-cherry/pruning-plum-leaf-sand-cherry.htm

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