Methley Plum Tree
The Methley plum, one of few self-pollinating plum varieties, originated in China thousands of years ago. Plum trees, which are categorized by origin, fall into three main categories; European, Japanese and American. The Methley plum, like many other Japanese varieties, are a popular variety in the United States due to its ability to grow in a wider range of soils and climates in comparison to its European counterpart.
Its large, heart-shaped, clingstone fruit are a sweet treat to animals and people alike and typically begin to blossom in late May. In addition to animals, the Methley plum is a favorite among many varieties of butterflies and will provide any wildlife lover hours of entertainment.
- Does well in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, and well-drained soils (hardiness zones 5–9).
- Prefers full sun, with at least six hours of direct sunlight every day.
- Grows best in climates with low humidity during the growing season.
- Self-pollinates, but planting two or more together is suggested for best results.
- Can grow to be 10–20 feet high with a spread of 10–20 feet at full maturity.
- Grows at a moderate rate and will typically begin to bear fruit after 2–4 growing seasons.
Green Giant Trees
Hardiness ZonesThe green giant arborvitae can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–7.
Sun PreferenceFull sun and partial shade are best for this tree, meaning it prefers a minimum of four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
- Will grow up to 3' per year until maturity.
- Darkens or bronzes slightly in the winter.
- Requires little or no pruning but can be sheared easily if necessary.
- Should be planted 5–6' apart for a screen or hedge.
- Is a public domain tree, meaning anyone can propagate it from cuttings.
- Has no serious disease or pest problems.
- Features tiny, scale-like, glossy green leaves that are packed closely together in overlapping rows on divided branchlets, displaying in a flattened, fan-like spray.
- Yields 1/2" long oblong cones that emerge green in the summer and turn brown in the winter.
- Releases a pleasing aroma when leaves are squeezed.
- Tolerates wind once established and withstands heavy ice or snow, making it a good choice for a fast-growing windbreak.
- Shows better resistance to browsing by deer than most arborvitae.
- Grows in a pyramidal shape.
Santa Rosa Plum Trees
|Botanical Name||Prunus 'Santa Rosa'|
|Mature Height||15 - 25 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink, White|
|Fruiting Time||Early Season|
Heat-Tolerant Santa Rosa Plum Tree
- Delicious Fruit
- Gorgeous Spring Flowers
- Late Mid-Season