Plant of the Week

Double Flowering Plum

Hardiness Zone:3a
Sunlight:Full Sun
Height:6 feet
Spread:5 feet

Description:

The Double Flowering Plum is one of our favourite spring time shrubs. The double hot pink flowers completely cover the branches in early spring, leaving an eye-catching fluffy pink cloud of flowers floating in your landscape. It has dark green foliage through out the summer and orange leaves in the fall. It is not particularly the most attractive shrub throughout the majority of the growing season, but the colourful display it puts on in the spring makes it worth using in your landscape.

Pruning:

The Double Flowering Plum flowers on old wood (previous years growth) and should be pruned as soon as flowering is finished. Pruning at any other time of the year will remove the dormant flower buds.