Leaves, Fruit, Bark
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The plum is widely cultivated for its edible fruit in temperate zones, there are many named varieties able to supply fresh fruits from late July to November or December. Many cultivars are fully self-fertile, though some are partially self-sterile and others require cross-pollination. Where space is at a premium, or at the limits of their climatic range, plums can be grown against a wall. Most cultivars will grow well against a sunny south or west facing wall, whilst an east facing wall will suit some of the tougher cultivars, a north facing wall is not really suitable. This species is probably a hybrid of ancient origin between P. spinosa and P. cerasifera, coupled with chromosome doubling. It does not cross-pollinate with the Japanese plum, P. salicina. Prefers growing in a continental climate, mild winters tend to encourage earlier flowering with a greater risk of frost damage to the blossom. In Britain the best fruits are produced away from the western side of the country. Most members of this genus are shallow-rooted and will produce suckers if the roots are damaged.Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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