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I wanted to make this thread to help me keep track of and document my plum trees.

Hopefully it can be helpful to others also!
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My Methley plum tree is blooming super early this year.

With another 2 months possibly until our last frosts, it will be a miracle if some plums make it.

I experimented and had a lot of mulch, almost a foot and a half thick, which was the only tree like that, and I think it was hot composting around the tree, which caused it to bloom earlier than usual.

The flowers sure are beautiful though!
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White blossoms starting to bloom!
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Can you find the busy pollinators?

I think they were honeybees, the only pollinators I saw out this early! Makes me glad to have lots of diverse native pollinators!
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Methley plum in full bloom!

Are anyone else's plum trees blooming? Would love to see pictures!
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It looks like snow around the tree where blossoms are starting to fall! :)
 
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A dreary day but beautiful blossoms!

Our Santa Rosa plum is in full bloom!

The fragrance of these blooms is amazing. It fills the whole yard with a perfume/plum aroma!
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Santa Rosa plum in full bloom! :)
 
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The Santa Rosa plum tree's fragrance is just amazing! So captivating, it makes you just want to go sniff the flowers!

This tree has been minimally pruned besides the lower branches when I first got the tree. It has a great natural spreading form and beautiful healthy shape!

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Future baby Methley plums, if the frost will stay away!
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Lots of baby Methely plums!
 
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Baby plums are starting to develop!
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Baby plums!
 
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Our Santa Rosa plum is growing lots of medium sized plums!

I didn't have to thin them due to the bugs getting a lot of them. Hopefully they'll leave these remaining ones alone (probably not, but I can dream right?)!

It's mulched with some shredded leaves and some "weeds" as a living mulch to help retain moisture during our hot and usually dryer summer months, and to also create increasingly fertile soil!

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