Companions for plum trees

JasDex(WA Aust)October 18, 2005

I would really like to know what I can plant around my plum tree as a companion and what I shouldn't?

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I know that if you plant garic beneath plum trees it will help prevent peach leaf curl (Taphrina deformans).

    Bookmark   October 29, 2005 at 4:58AM
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JasDex(WA Aust)

To fonzie47 thanks for the advice. I'll put it into practise right away-thanks again.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2005 at 9:50PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

If going for ornamental effect something that has complementary color at flowering time or fruiting time would be the ticket. I have seen red flowered cultivars of ornamental quince (Chaenomeles) suggested for planting with orchard plum (Prunus domestica cultivars). At flowering time you get a strong contrast in flower color. There also might be some potential for contrasting fruit color later, I suppose, although the quince fruits may ripen too late for this.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2006 at 12:39AM
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