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Q.Will A Plum Tree And A Cherry Tree Pollinate Each Other?

Zone 5a | Anonymous added on May 17, 2021 | Answered

considering they’re both in the same genus or what have you will a plum tree and a cherry tree be able to pollinate each other? I have a small yard and don’t want 2 plum or 2 cherry trees but would like one of each.

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Answered on May 20, 2021

No, they are different species, so they won't cross pollinate. Most cherry trees need a pollinator but only about half of plum trees do. So be sure to ask at the nursery so you get a plum that is self-fruitful.

On the cherry, be sure to get a second cultivar of the same species that blooms at the same time.


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