Is Cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera) same as Cherry-Plum?

HappyBallz(9A/B Valrico,Florida)August 24, 2012

I been asked to find some Cherry Plum trees and I am getting confused if Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera)is the same thing as what Dave Wilson and etc. market as Cherry-Plum hybrids?

Also, what environmental do Cherry Plums grow? Can I grow them here in Florida with only 200-450 Chill hours? Any places where I can get them from?


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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Those are different and I agree it is very confusing. The Dave Wilson cherry-plums (Sprite/Delight) are a cross of plum and sand cherry.

Sprite is supposed to grow well in hotter climates but I don't know about the chill hours; Dave Wilson lists chill on their site. Sprite has been an easy grower for me but has been splitting badly. I don't know about chill on the cerasifera plums.

Bay Laurel is a standard source for Dave Wilson varieties. I would look at a southern nursery such as Just Fruits and Exotics to see what low-chill plums they have.


    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 11:23AM
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HappyBallz(9A/B Valrico,Florida)

Thanks for reply Scott,

The ones I want to find is the "true" nature-created Cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera).

I can't seem to find many information/places to buy about the Prunus cerasifera... all of that other cherry-plum hybrids pop up instead in the searches... I guess I'll keep looking!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 3:32PM
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