Prunus domestica ‘Czar’ (C)

  • Other common names plum ‘Czar’
  • Family Rosaceae
  • Genus Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark
  • Details ‘Czar’ is a compact, reliably fruiting, self-fertile culinary plum to 2.5-4m in height depending upon the rootstock. White flower in spring, fruits very deep blue in early August

Description

How to grow

Cultivation Keep a weed-free area of at least 60cm radius around trunk. Thin fruits if necessary. Irrigate in dry periods. Less susceptible to frost damage than many other cultivars

Propagation Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock. The rootstock used with largely determine the vigour of the tree

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Regular pruning required according to tree form

Pests Can get aphids, caterpillars, fruit tree red spider mite, brown scale, plum, moth and bullfinches

Diseases May be affected by silver leaf, bacterial canker, blossom wilt and fruit by brown rot

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