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Prunus salicina 'Methley'

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PROO-nis sah-lih-SEE-nuh
Description

This is a heavy bearing variety that will start to produce fruit in 2-4 growing seasons. The early bloosom is easily susceptible to spring frost damage. It is self fertile, but planting two cultivars is recommended. Heat tolerant. The mature size of the tree depends on the version you choose, standard or dwarf.

Height:  8-10 ft. or 20 ft.     Width:  10 ft. or 20 ft.

Form: Irregular

Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate with 13-24'' per year.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#deciduous#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    salicina
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Edibility:
    The medium to large sized fruit has a purple to red skin. Round to conical in shape. The flesh is red, tastes juicy and sweet. Great for eating fresh and making jelly.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    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:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    The medium to large sized fruit has a purple to red skin. Round to conical in shape. The flesh is red, tastes juicy and sweet. Great for eating fresh and making jelly. Ripens from late May to early June.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fragrant
    Flower Description:
    The white flower blooms early in spring in clusters, with sweet fragrance.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The elliptic green leaves have fine tooth on the margin.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses