The morris plum is a popular plum tree species which can bear deep purple fruits in summer days. Native to East Asian countries, this tree species can produce delicious fruits for people. It normally starts to ripen before the arrival of hot summer and they can survive in different climate zones where even other trees may not.
If you are considering planting a morris plum tree in your garden, you should pick up a date to start with. The best time to do the planting work is in autumn. Although it can resist most harsh soil environment, it is still recommended to be planted in well-drained soil and under full sunlight during most of the daytime. The hole for putting the root ball should be no smaller than 2 feet in depth and 5 feet in width. Some organic matters can be put in the hole to provide extra nutrients for your plum tree.
Once you put your tree into the hole. You can put some wooden stakes besides the tree to hold it. Remember to water your new tree thoroughly for the first two or three weeks. Keep the soil moist but avoid over-watering. To prevent the tree from the cold winter, you should apply a layer of compost on the plum soil to keep the warmth and moisture. The compost should be distributed evenly and circularly around the trunk. If necessary, you should apply some bone meal fertilizer at the end of summer to provide adequate nutrients for your tree.
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