The Weeping Santa Rosa plum tree produces fruit similar to Santa Rosa, but ripens a few weeks later. The Weeping Santa Rosa plum tree has a 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. For further information on the Weeping Santa Rosa plum see below for assistance selecting this bare root plum tree for sale.
Training and pruning 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.
Considerations for Weeping Santa Rosa
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Origin Date: California 1900's
Storage:A few weeks
Years to Bear:2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*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.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries 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 since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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