Flowering plum, Prunus trees

Flowering plum

Some species of plum tree are simply grown for their magnificent blooming. From white to pink and even red, they will enchant your garden at the beginning of spring.

Key Flowering Plum facts

NamePrunus triloba
FamilyRosaceae
Type – shrub

Height – 6 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters)
Exposure – full sun
Flowering – March to April

Foliage – deciduous

Planting flowering plum

It is recommended to plant it in fall to favor proper root development.

You can still nonetheless plant your flowering plum in spring if you’ve purchased it in a container.
Take care, if this is the case, to water regularly at the beginning.

Pruning and caring for flowering plum

After the blooming, cut short the year’s new branches just above an outward-facing bud.

The branches that bloom best are the shoots that are a year old already.

All there is to know about flowering plum

Flowering plum is most splendid at the end of winter with the abundant bearing of large pale pink pompoms.

Even though this blooming season is short, it is so impressive that it is worth giving your garden a nice touch of color as the spring days have finally arrived!

Smart tip about flowering plum

Come the blooming, snip off a couple branches and put them in a large vase: guaranteed ornamental impact!

Blood-red blooming on a flower plum tree


Credits for images shared to Nature & Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois):
Flowers on a plum tree by John under Pixabay license
Flowering plum, red by Gini George under Pixabay license