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  • 'KV' Flowering Plum Tree for Sale

    'KV' Flowering Plum Tree for Sale

 
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'KV' Flowering Plum Tree

Prunus Cerasefera

$29.95

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-t- Planting Mix
'KV' Flowering Plum Tree Planting Mix

Helps your 'KV' Flowering Plum Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

$19.95
Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors
(hardy down to -20℉)



Growing Zones 4-9 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-20 ft.

Mature Width:

10-15 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

12-15 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Prunus Cerasefera

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA



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Add an explosion of color to your landscape

The Krauter Vesuvius Plum, or the ‘KV Plum’, is quickly growing in popularity because it has multiple seasons of head turning color to stand out as the prettiest tree in the neighborhood, and they also produce tons of delicious cherry plums. 

In the spring, Krauter Vesuvius leaves emerge with a unique shade of dark purple that they keep all season, then hundreds of soft pink blossoms erupt all over the canopy to create a stunning display of contrasting colors. In the fall, bright red plums about the size of cherries brighten up the landscape even more. 

By only growing 15 to 20 feet, the Krauter Vesuvius Plum tree can fit anywhere, even in yards with limited space. Their perfectly oval shaped canopies add ornamental value to the landscape, and also provide shade to relax in. You can strategically place your plum trees by your drive way or home to keep certain areas cool during summer days with blistering heat. 

Krauter Vesuvius Plums are recommended for growing zones 4 through 9, meaning they will thrive during the extremely cold and snowy winters up north as well as the hot and dry climates down south.  

While being cold hardy and drought tolerant, this plum variety is most importantly smog and pollution tolerant. They are an excellent choice for large urban areas and will filter and clean toxins out of the air so you can breathe easy while enjoying the Krauter Vesuvius’s vivid color and irresistible cherry plums.





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Came a few days ago and so far I love it! Looks very healthy.
I bought the 3-4 feet tree and it was well more than I expected. Stood around 5 feet tall. Thank you so much!
July 8, 2017
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Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your 'KV' Flowering Plum Tree


'KV' Flowering Plum Tree Planting Diretions

The Krauter Vesuvius tree (runus cerasifera "Krauter Vesuvius") is a beautiful, medium sized, ornamental tree sought for its uniquely colored foliage and prolific spring blooms. The tree hails from Western Asia and is from a family of ornamentals that are referred to as “cherry plums.” It’s a fairly cold tolerant tree that can be successfully grown outdoors in zones 4 through 8. They can be planted by themselves but can also perform quite well if planted in groups. They produce small, reddish edible fruits that attract many types of birds and wildlife in the fall season. KV plum trees will mature to a height of about 15 to 20 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet in width.

 

Choosing a location: Your flowering plum tree will prefer a full sun location but will do well if planted where it will receive morning sun and afternoon shade. The tree will not grow as quickly if there is too much shade. They are non-invasive which makes them a great option for planting close to your home but avoid areas of standing water and poor drainage.

 

Planting directions: The KV is known to be an air filtration tree cleaning the toxins from the air so they can be planted close to a road without fear of pollution causing them harm.

1) Make your hole twice the width of the root ball and just as deep.
2) Gently comb the edges of the root ball to free up the roots a bit and position them downward in the hole so they can establish properly.
3) As you begin to backfill the hole, stop every so often to add water.  This will help settle the soil and prevent air pockets from forming.
4) Spread a 3 inch layer of organic mulch every spring season. It breaks down each year so it will need to be renewed.

 

Watering: Provide adequate watering for the first couple seasons to be sure the tree establishes itself properly. It will need to be watered weekly, but you may need to do it a bit more often in the hotter season. Take care not to over do it, the flowering plum is quite adaptable but is susceptible to root rot if the soil becomes overly saturated. Mulching helps retain the soil moisture while keeping competitive weeds at bay.

 

Pruning: KV Plums have a naturally rounded shape that will not require regular pruning but an annual trimming of the branch tips will encourage dense growth and more branching. Prune during the winter dormant months at a 45 degree angle using a sterilized pair of cutters. You can use a household rubbing alcohol to clean your cutting tool.

 

Fertilizing: Feed your tree in the spring with a general, all purpose fertilizer before the new growth starts.

 

Pests and problems: The KV plum is indeed a beautiful tree but may encounter an occasional issue with fungus such as powdery mildew and leaf spot. They rarely will harm the tree but can be avoided by making sure you clear away fallen leaves and debris. Also try to water right at the base of the tree to prevent fungus issues from forming.
Borers, aphids and leafhoppers can cause brown foliage and a loss of new growth but can be controlled. Horticultural oil can be used to control the borers. Neem oil and insecticidal soap can treat the aphids and other soft-bodied pests.

Planting & Care

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Is the fruit edible?
crissy on Aug 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are small and rather tart, you can eat them but the wildlife like birds seem to like them better.
how fast does this tree grow?
Jing W on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 12"-18" per year.
Does this tree bear fruit?
Lorenzo E on Apr 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In the fall, bright red plums about the size of cherries.
Can this tree be planted in a very moist area?
Suzie on Feb 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The ideal location is moist, well drained soil. They do not like "wet feet" or saturated soil, which can cause fungal infestation.
is this tree vulnerable to japanese beetles ?
James G on Oct 25, 2017

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