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Prunus salicina Satsuma

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Prunus salicina Satsuma Japanese Plum, Chinese Plum,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Hedging / Screening, Trees Upright, V-Shaped

Description:
Medium sized, self pollinating, fruiting Plum tree. Satsuma produces medium blood red skinned and fleshed fruit. Fruit is freestone, juicy and full of flavour ideal for eating fresh, preserving, stewing and juicing. A mid season variety harvesting in mid to late summer. Requires a cross pollinator to bare a good fruiting crop. Pollinators: Santa Rosa, Mariposa, Ruby Blood, Narrabeen Also available as a espalier and a dwarf.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Courtyard, Edible Garden, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Topiary / Espalier, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Borers, Caterpillars, Mealy Bugs, Possums, Scale

Cultural Notes: Plant in sunny and protected position. Requires well drained soil that has a high level of organic matter. Apply an organic fertiliser late winter and mulch well. Water as required to ensure roots don't dry out. Prune in winter to an open vase shape to increase air and sun around foliage, reducing pests and diseases as well as increasing fruiting. Otherwise can be trained as an espalier. Require a cross pollinator to bare a good fruiting crop.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Rosaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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