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pjkatich

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Prunus angustfolia
« on: March 02, 2015, 07:36 PM »
Spring is in the air.

Prunus angustifolia, commonly know as Chickasaw Plum.

For those of you who have taken up the challenge of this native tree. 

Grow from a stump collected in 1993.

Enjoy,
Paul
 

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 10:06 PM »
Looking very good Paul  ;D.  Mine will likely flower while I'm gone  :-\.
 

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 04:11 AM »
Very nice Paul
 

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2015, 09:33 AM »
Very nice.... I think about trying one up here in Vermont, wonder if with proper winter care/protection if it could do well?
Any thoughts?
Jay
 

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 10:00 AM »
The trunk is gorgeous.  The top needs a LOT of wiring and a bit of thinning.  Gonna be a very nice tree -- someday. 
 

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 10:03 AM »
Very nice.... I think about trying one up here in Vermont, wonder if with proper winter care/protection if it could do well?
Any thoughts?
Jay

You are much too far north and too cold for the Chickasaw plum.  There undoubtedly are other native plums in your area that are better adapted to the cold. 
 

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 06:22 AM »
Thanks j.kent...
That makes things easier....
J
 

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2015, 05:13 PM »
 Nice tree. I like all the colors from the moss to the flowers. I want to airlayer my uncle's tree. When is a good time for  airlayering c. plum in florida.
 

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2015, 07:44 PM »
Looking very good Paul  ;D.  Mine will likely flower while I'm gone  :-\.

Thanks Owen, I appreciate the compliment.

By the way, how are yours doing?

I'm glad to hear that you expect them to flower this year.

Cheers,
Paul
 

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2015, 07:51 PM »
Very nice Paul

Thanks for the positive feedback.

Regards,
Paul
 

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2015, 07:57 PM »
Very nice.... I think about trying one up here in Vermont, wonder if with proper winter care/protection if it could do well?
Any thoughts?
Jay
Thanks Jay.  I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

j.kent offers some sound advice.

I too would recommend working with variety of plum that grows around your area.

However, with the proper winter care you should be able to grow this species.  The big question is would it be work the extra effort.

Regards,
Paul
 

pjkatich

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2015, 07:59 PM »
The trunk is gorgeous.  The top needs a LOT of wiring and a bit of thinning.  Gonna be a very nice tree -- someday. 

I appreciate your feedback.

Thanks for taking the time to comment on the tree.

Regards,
Paul
 

pjkatich

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2015, 08:04 PM »
Nice tree. I like all the colors from the moss to the flowers. I want to airlayer my uncle's tree. When is a good time for  airlayering c. plum in florida.

Unfortunately, I have never tried to air layer a plum so I cannot offer you any advise.

Maybe someone else could offer some advise.

I appreciate the compliment.

Regards,
Paul
 

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2015, 09:04 PM »
Very nice Paul! I really like the wild character of this one; you've done very well with it. I don't think I would wire it too much if it were mine. Just personal preference. :) -- In a pot you made as well?
 

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Re: Prunus angustfolia
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2015, 07:39 AM »
Prunus species can be difficult to layer, but in NE Fla. now might be a good time to start.