The Weeping Santa Rosa fruit similar to Santa Rosa, but ripens two weeks later. The Weeping Santa Rosa has beautiful weeping habit making this a remarkable landscape specimen. Also good for espalier as height can be kept to 6-8 feet. Low chill, self-fruitful.
Training weeping santa rosa plum tree; In order to ship your Weeping Santa Rosa plum to you we have to cut past the point the plum should start its weeping habit which is six feet from the ground. Plant the plum in accordance with our planting instructions, then use a tall stake that will reach the desired height for starting the weeping branches. An 8ft. stake with 18” in the ground is great. Train the top or another strong growing bud near the top up the stake until it extends 12 inches above the height where you want the weeping branches to start. When the new growth extends at least 12 inches above six feet, cut back that 12 inch section to three buds. The buds will then push out in the spring and the new growth will arch up and then weep.
Growing Considerations for Weeping Santa Rosa
USDA Zone: 6,7,8,9,10
Mature Size: 6-10 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 6-10 ft. summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 1-3 years
Shape when shipped: Whip (no side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 5 to 7 ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Note on Shipping:
Our Plum trees are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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