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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 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 plum blossoms in early spring
White plum blossoms in early spring
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Plum blossoms
Plum blossoms
 
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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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Bee flying among plum blossoms
Bee flying among plum blossoms
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Bee on plum blossom
Bee on plum blossom
 
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This plum tree is in full bloom!

Are anyone else's plum trees blooming? Would love to see pictures!
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Plum tree in full bloom
Plum tree in full bloom
 
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A dreary day but beautiful blossoms!

The fragrance of these blooms is amazing. It fills the whole yard with a perfume/plum aroma!
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Plum tree filled with white blossoms
Plum tree filled with white blossoms
 
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This 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 plums, if the frost will stay away!
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Lots of baby plums
Lots of baby plums
 
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Baby plums are starting to develop!
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Baby plums developing
Baby plums developing
 
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This unknown plum tree is growing lots of 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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