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Small tree on exposed S side?

Posted by powermuffin Rcky Mtns (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 30, 12 at 16:49

Hello all. Could an Amur Maple or some kind of purple plum work in Longmont (zone 4), CO? I would love to have a plum tree that produces purple plums for canning. I need the tree to be <20'. Any suggestions?

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RE: Small tree on exposed S side?

You are actually in zone 5b.

There is a beautiful Mimosa tree growing at the Denver Botanical Gardens that you might enjoy.

Hawthorns can be quite beautiful too.

RE: Small tree on exposed S side?

The problem you might have with a southern exposure and fruit trees is very early flowering - the soil warms up pretty quickly on the south side of stuff - followed by frost.

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