Our Weeping Santa Rosa Plum Tree


Since moving to this spot, we’ve become a little fruit tree crazy. When we first toured the property we were excited about seeing the golden delicious apple tree, pear tree, and orange tree that were here, but since then we’ve planted an additional 10 or 11 trees to our third of an acre.

This Santa Rosa Weeping Plum is one of our newest additions and one of our favorites. It stands at the back of the yard out on it’s own, so it really is a showcase tree. I think this photo really captures a time when it’s at its most beautiful, right before the bud break. This was on February 28th. Now it’s in full bloom with branches touching the ground.

Since we’ve planted it we’ve had a problem with peach leaf curl and we don’t know how to treat it organically. The only thing we’ve been able to do, which is the only non organic thing we do in our yard, is to spray it with copper spray. If anyone knows of a better way to treat it, please comment. We’d love to know.

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7 responses to “Our Weeping Santa Rosa Plum Tree

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  3. Dave Kooyers

    I am also struggling with peach leaf curl and looking for suggestions. Also, Does anyone know how to prune a weeping Santa Rosa plum tree. Mine is a few years old, about 2″ in diameter, 6 feet tall or so and it weeps down to 3 feet off the ground. It bore the 1st crop of 3 plums last year.
    Thanks,
    Dave K.

  4. Ron Collins

    An excellent source for gardeners: http://www.raintreenursery.com/guide/index.html
    Covers pruning of weeping fruit trees and more.

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  6. Barton Morse

    could I buy some weeping santa rosa plums?

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