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Care of the plant Prunus cerasifera pisardii or Japanese Purple plum.

Care of the plant Prunus cerasifera pisardii or Japanese Purple plum

The genus Prunus, family Rosaceae, comprises 200 species of trees and shrubs native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are: Prunus cerasifera, Prunus avium, Prunus laurocerasus, Prunus domestica, Prunus mahaleb, Prunus lusitanica, Prunus spinosa, Prunus persica, Prunus dulcis, Prunus armeniaca, Prunus cerasus, Prunus incisa.

Common names: Purple-leaf Cherry plum, Japanese Purple plum. This species is native to Southeast Europe and Western Asia.

They are small trees or highly branched deciduous shrubs with a compact crown that reach 8 meters in height. The leaves, reddish-garnet in color, have an ovate-sharp shape with a serrated edge and an alternate arrangement. The flowers are pink and appear before the leaves. They bloom from late winter to early spring. They produce edible fruits similar to cherries.

These easy-to-grow trees are used as isolated specimens, although they can also form highly decorative hedges. They are ideal for small gardens due to their size and low maintenance. They are also used in parks and streets for their resistance to pollution in cities.

Prunus cerasifera needs full sun or light shade exposure and a temperate climate. They resist occasional frosts.

They are not demanding with the type of soil although they prefer it to be somewhat clayey, well drained and with organic matter.

Always water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry; they resist drought well.

Fertilize in spring with humus, compost or manure.

They can be lightly pruned in early autumn to control growth or maintain a compact appearance.

These trees are resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring or fall.

Images of the plant Prunus cerasifera pisardii or Japanese Purple plum

Prunus cerasifera pisardii
Prunus cerasifera pisardii
Prunus cerasifera pisardii
Prunus cerasifera pisardii
Prunus cerasifera pisardii
Prunus cerasifera pisardii
Prunus cerasifera pisardii
 

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