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Ornamental Plums

And some other members of the plum family

Not just plums but also Amur Cherry and an almond hybrid.

Many of the stone fruit trees (plum, cherry, apricot, mayday) are worth having just for their blossoms. But those guys are described over in the food forest section.

These generally are small trees or medium sized shrubs that are splendid in early spring, covered in white or pink blossoms. With many of them the blooms are ahead of the leaves.

Trees

Princess Kay Plum This is a double flowering American wild plum. (Prunus americana) The mutation that causes the extra blossoms makes it close to fruitless. Height 15 ft. by Width 10 feet.

Muckle Hybrid Plum Muckle plum is a hybrid between a japanese plum and a Russian almond. In spring it is covered with pink flowers. Height 15 ft. by Width 10 feet.

Shubert Choke Cherry Clouds of tiny white flowers in spring. Leaves start out green, then in mid-summer turn purple. Height 25 ft. by Width 20 feet.

Goldrush Amur Cherry Hardy cultivar with loose clumps of white flowers in spring, and dark green leaves. But most of us love this tree for it's dark copper coloured peeling bark. Something that isn't grey in winter! Height 15 ft. by Width 10 feet.

Goldspur Amur Cherry A dwarf version of the above it only gets Height 15 ft. by Width 10 feet.

Shrubs

Double Flowering Plum A largish shrub 6-8 feet up and wide covered in pink flowers in early spring, and with orange leaves in fall.

Russian Almond A small shrub, about 3 feet with shiny narrow leaves and rose-red flowers in spring. Yes, it produces an almond about the size of a pencil eraser. Quite bitter.

Typical Pine

Lodgepole Pine in our front yard.



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