These trees were planted late in the summer of 2014. They are looking good so far in the Spring of 2015. We haven’t planted the Crimson Pointe variety before, but we’ve had other flowering plum tress that grew well in Eagle Mountain.
Crimson Point Plum – Spring blossoms, 2015.
Crimson Point Plum – Spring blossoms.
Some of those blossoms turn into fruit. We weren’t sure what to expect, but all three of these trees gave us a bit to eat about July 1st, 2015.
Small plums from the Crimson Pointe Plum tree. They are just over 1″. The flesh is sweet, but the skins are very tart, but we still eat them.
- 20′-25′ tall
- 5′-6′ wide
- Full Sun
- Beautiful spring blossoms
- Small fruit, but edible
I love this plant. It suffered in a highly windy area, all the flowers were gone with one gusty day. We moved it to a more protected area and it grew much better. The smell of this plant is so good! It does not require much care other than the wind protection. We didn’t have any disease issues in 4 years.
- Botanical Name: Philadelphus x virginalis
- Height: 6-7′
- Spacing: 4-6′
- Spread: 4-5′
- Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial sun
- Color: White blossoms
- Foliage: Ovate 3 inch medium green leaves
- Blooms: May – early June
I planted 6 white Rose of Sharon, one of them turned out to be pink and had to be changed as the pink looked really funny in the landscape. They grew really well and healthy as long as we remember to give them iron. Otherwise the leaves yellowed and got blackened tips. I loved these bushes, great shape with minimal pruning of the branches for shape. Easily one of my favorite plants but does require a little more than no work to keep healthy. They don’t require a ton of water but do grow faster with more water.
- Light: Part Sun, Sun
- Height: 8 to 20 feet (I was told in UT not to expect more than 10 ft)
- Width: To 6 feet wide
- Zones: 5-9
- Look great, beautiful flowers that bloom from summer to late into fall.
- Great shape with minimum pruning.
- Live in our alkaline soil
- Produces a lot of flowers.
- Can be trained into a small tree if desired.
- Struggle a bit with color if not treated with iron.
- Can survive on low water but are happier with a little more.
- Have to deadhead a lot of flowers at the end of the season.