Family: Rosaceae Latin name:
Prunus cerasifera f.at-ropurpurea Aliases:
Purple Leaf Plum Morphological characteristics:
Small deciduous trees, young branches, leaves, stalks, calyx, pistil and fruit are dark red, leaves ovate to obovate, base round, heavy serrated edges, flowers often single, pink, flowering March to April , Fruit is nearly shaped, fruit period is June to July. Distribution and habits:
Origin of Western Asia. Commonly cultivated in gardens everywhere. Hi sunlight, leaves are not bright under shade. It prefers a warmer, humid climate and is not cold-resistant. More resistant to moisture, can grow on sticky soil. The root system is shallow. Strong growth, strong sprouting skills. Reproduction and cultivation:
Grafting is usually used for breeding and can also be battened. Cuttings have slow rooting and low survival rates. During grafting, mountain machines and apricots were used as rootstocks in northern China, and Maotao, apricot, plum, and plum were used as rootstocks in eastern China. One to two years after grafting, they can be planted in the garden. Planting can be carried out in spring and autumn, preferably in spring. In cultivation management, it is necessary to pay attention to cutting the anvil of the anvil, and to properly trim the long technique, and also to remove the overly dense and weak technique to form a round canopy. The main pests are the large borer moth, ruler, aphid, etc., which needs to be controlled. application:
Red-leaf plum is famous for its leaf color, and it has full red leaves throughout its growing period, especially in spring and autumn. It should be planted near lawns, squares and buildings. In the garden, often paired with evergreen trees, the green leaves and red leaves complement each other. Can also be potted.