Flowering Plum Doesn't - Knowledgebase Question

Escondido, CA
Question by wordsfromwis
August 9, 1999
Our flowering plum, about 8 years old, produces very few flowers, or none, each spring. Other flowering plum trees in the neighborhood bloom profusely. Why is ours "barren"?


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Answer from NGA
August 9, 1999

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Your tree is certainly mature enough to flower! If it's receiving full sunshine, regular water, and not too much fertilizer, it might just need a little wake up call. Try pruning it back a bit this winter to encourage the production of new flowering wood. You can cut the branches back by about one-third without compromising the tree's form. If this doesn't produce flowers, it's possible that the graft was improperly done and it may never flower profusely.

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