Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Double Flowering Plum

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large
  • Scientific Name: Prunus triloba (also listed as P. triloba var. multiplex) Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Cherry / Plum
  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 8-12'
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    A striking display of double pink flowers are massed along the stems in May. The double flowers are sterile and therefore do not produce fruit. Good for large areas where space can be afforded for a plant of such single season interest. Cut stems are great for late winter "forcing".

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    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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