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Plum Ozark Premier

Plum Ozark Premier


Description: Ozark Premier Plum trees typically produce medium-sized, reddish-purple fruit with yellow flesh. The fruit is known for its sweet flavor and excellent eating quality. The tree itself is deciduous, featuring ovate, glossy green leaves that turn yellow in the fall. In spring, it produces fragrant white flowers, adding ornamental value to the landscape.

Size: The size of an Ozark Premier Plum tree largely depends on growing conditions, rootstock, and pruning. Generally, it can reach a height of 15 to 20 feet (4.5 to 6 meters) with a spread of 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters). However, proper pruning can help manage the size and shape of the tree to fit the available space in your garden or orchard.

Best Growing Zones: Ozark Premier Plum trees thrive in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9. They prefer regions with cold winters and warm summers, as they require a certain number of chilling hours (hours below 45°F or 7.2°C) during dormancy to produce fruit. However, they may also do well in slightly warmer climates if they receive sufficient chilling hours.

Soil Requirements: These plum trees prefer well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. They can tolerate various soil types, including loamy, sandy, or clay soil, as long as it's well-drained and fertile. Amending the soil with organic matter, such as compost or aged manure, can improve soil structure and fertility, promoting healthy growth and fruit production.

Maintenance: Proper care and maintenance are essential for the health and productivity of Ozark Premier Plum trees. They require regular watering, especially during periods of drought or fruit development. Pruning is necessary to remove dead, damaged, or diseased branches, as well as to shape the tree and encourage airflow within the canopy, reducing the risk of disease. Additionally, these trees may benefit from annual applications of balanced fertilizer to support vigorous growth and fruiting.

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