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By Chokin

United Kingdom Gb

My Prunus mume has been planted for 3 years and is now 10ft tall but it does not flower. Is it in need of pruning, or is it too soon young to flower?



Welcome, Chokin!
It sounds like it's still a bit young, especially if it is a seedling tree, rather than a named variety. Like many other stone fruits, it will take 3-7 years to bloom. You can increase the chances of it blooming next year, by feeding it tomato food a couple of times this summer. The extra phosphate and potash in that will help stimulate plant maturity. Unfortunately, pruning will only delay bloom.

18 Apr, 2011

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