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Prunus 'Black Amber' (Plum 'Black Amber')

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Time to maturity
5-10 years
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Botanical name: Prunus 'Black Amber'

Other names: Plum 'Black Amber', Japanese plum 'Black Amber', Prunus salicina 'Black Amber', Prunus domestica 'Black Amber'

Genus: Prunus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Black Amber' _ 'Black Amber' is a narrowly upright, dwarf, deciduous fruit tree with ovate to elliptic, toothed, mid-green leaves and white to pink-flushed flowers in mid- to late spring followed by oval to dark purple, thick-skinned, mildly-flavoured fruit with orange-pink flesh, ready for harvest in late summer or early autumn.

Prunus 'Black Amber' is: Deciduous

Flower: White in Spring

Foliage: Green in Spring; Green in Summer

Habit: Compact, Narrowly columnar, Upright

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Specific pests: Aphids , Brown scale , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Fruit tree red spider mite , Leaf mining moths , Plum leaf-curling aphid

Specific diseases: Silver leaf

General care

Pruning: Regular pruning required according to tree form. Prune in summer in areas where silver leaf is a problem.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Budding, Grafting. REGISTER to

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Prunus 'Black Amber' (Plum 'Black Amber') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation: Grown in moist, neutral, free-draining, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Irrigate in dry periods. Size will depend upon rootstock. Thin fruit as necessary. Not self-fertile - requires another plum for pollination.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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