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Toka Plum

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Toka Plum

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Height: 20 feet

Spread: 20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Description:

A hardy fruit tree with showy fragrant white flowers in spring followed by tangy bright red fruit in late summer, great for fresh eating, rather ornamental spreading habit; needs full sun and well-drained soil, a good pollinator for other plum varieties

Ornamental Features:

Toka Plum is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy red drupes carried in abundance in late summer, which are excellent for cooking and baking and making jams and jellies but which can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Toka Plum is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Messy

Toka Plum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping
  • Accent

Plant Characteristics:

Toka Plum will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

Additional Information

SKU F0479-G