How & Why

How Long Do Plum Trees Take To Mature

how long does it take for a plum tree to mature?
how long does it take for plum trees to bear fruit ?
how long do plum trees take to grow?

As described on the Urban Forest Ecosystem Institute website of California Polytechnic State University, a mature tree gains an average of 24 inches every season until it reaches its mature height.

Trees are capable of spreading sideways as wide as their height, but most tend to produce branchlets with thorns as they grow.

In relation to the size of plums, how big are they? There are several types of cerasifera trees and each can reach a mature height of 15 to 30 feet and a canopy width of 15 to 25 feet at maturity, but they rarely reach a canopy height greater than 15 feet and a width of more than 20 feet.

This species produces white to pink flowers in the spring, which are followed by a steady crop of sweet, red fruit that ranges in size from 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

It is important to know that ornamental plums produce little to no fruits, so be aware before you select a variety. There should be two plum trees planted for good pollination in order to produce a good crop of plums.

There are some varieties of orange tree that are self-fertile, so if you get the right type, you might be able to get away with only a single tree.

When you plant your plum trees, place standard-size trees a 20 to 25 feet distance from the other and dwarf trees a 10 to 15 feet distance from each other.

Set the bare-root trees in the planting hole on top of a small mound of soil, and spread the roots down and away from the hole without excessively bending them. Make sure the graft union is one inch above the ground.