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Bluefre European Plum Prunus domestica 'Bluefire'

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PROO-nus doh-MESS-tik-a
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

European plum varieties are usually self-fruitful but planting different cultivars is recommended for better fruiting. It is susceptible to early spring frost damage.

Form: Upright, vase-shaped

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#deciduous#fruit tree#edible garden#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#fruit tree#edible garden#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    domestica
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Edibility:
    This Bluefre European plum has a purple-blue skin and yellow flesh. It is sweet and good for drying.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fruit Description:
    This Bluefre European plum has a purple-blue skin and yellow flesh. It is sweet and good for drying.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves have fine tooth on the margin.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Stems, leaves, seeds contain cyanide, particularly toxic in the process of wilting: brick red mucous membranes, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, panting, shock.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Cyanogenic glycosides
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Leaves
    Seeds
    Stems