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SLO Red Plum

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SKU C245

Prunus cerasifera 'SLO Red'

A red-leafed seedling of the leading ornamental plum Thundercloud. SLO Red was discovered by Doug Bullock in San Luis Obispo, California. Unlike its parent, it annually produces a good crop of small but tasty red fruit. Beautiful and bountiful!

Prefers slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually in June to shape and reduce suckering without stimulating more growth.

Cold Hardy to USDA Zone: 4

Mature Height:  15' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: Early Midseason

Pollination: Self Fertile

Rootstock: St Julian

Read our Plum Growing Guide

 


Size: Dwarf (4'-5')

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Ripening Time- Early to Midseason- what month is the latest they ripen in?

    Ripening months vary region to region. Early to midseason will have it ripening with Early Golden and Shiro.

  • Will this pollinate any other type of plum or pluot?

    It will cross pollinate with most Asian plums and some pluots.

  • How many hours of chill does SLO plum require to bear fruit?

    As a daughter of Thundercloud plum, the chilling hours are not exactly known, but you can take the average of 600+ hours for Asian plums.

  • What Zone is SLO red dwarf plum? I live in Zone 5. Will it grow here and produce plums? Thanks!

    Slo Red is a daughter of Thundercloud, which is hardy to zone 5, and should be similar in cold hardiness.

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