Botanical name: Prunus 'Black Amber'
Other names: Plum 'Black Amber', Japanese plum 'Black Amber', Prunus salicina 'Black Amber', Prunus domestica 'Black Amber'
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
Specific diseases: Silver leaf
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 read more...
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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I have two of the same variety . Is this sufficient for pollination.
I have heard, Black Amber need pollinator (for ex. Santa Rosa)
What is the truth? Is it really self fertile?
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