Flowering Plum Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Moreno Valley, Ca
Question by lblanton8
April 28, 2010
I just planted a flowering plum tree. How often should I water the tree and for how long. I live in Moreno Valley, CA. Thank you.


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Answer from NGA
April 28, 2010

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After planting your tree, water it well to help settle the soil and then make a watering basin or watering well by mounding up a few inches of soil all around the tree, about 12 inches out from the trunk. Plan to water deeply once each week during the growing season by filling the well with water, allowing it to drain, and then filling it a second time. This will concentrate the moisture directly over the root mass and allow it to trickle down, wetting the entire root system. If the weather is hot, you can water it twice a week. Best wishes with your new tree.

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