Red-leaf plum is an ornamental plum tree, but its leaves are reddish in color, dark red in color, and gray-green in old leaves. The red-leaf plum will bloom in early spring. The flowers are small, elegant in color, and very fresh. This tree species is often planted with cherry trees, peaches, and begonias. So, is red leaf plum suitable for garden cultivation? What is the planting time and management of red leaf plum? Let’s take a look together!
1. Is red leaf plum suitable for garden cultivation?
The red-leaf plum is very suitable for garden planting. The red-leaf plum is a small deciduous tree of the Rosaceae Prunus family. Its height can reach 8 meters. To a very good green beautification effect. The red-leaf plum is a colorful leaf tree. Its plants are dark red, not popular green. Its plants themselves have unique ornamental properties. The leaves of red-leaf plum are red all year round. Except for falling leaves in winter, they are ornamental in other seasons. The red-leaf plum planted in the courtyard is a beautiful landscape.
Second, the planting time and management of red leaf plum
1. Planting time
The planting time of red-leaf plum is in spring. The climate is warming in early spring, and the air humidity begins to gradually increase, which is more suitable for plant germination. At this time, the survival rate of red-leaf plum is very high, because the red-leaf plum plant is very active in this season, and its root system can be very strong after planting. Get back quickly. Red-leaf plum in spring, it can enter the vigorous growth period in summer, whether it is green ornamental or nursery raising seedlings, it is very beneficial.
2. Management methods
When planting red-leaf plums, choose high-quality and robust seedlings for planting, and the depth is appropriate. After planting, water once permeable. If the temperature in early spring is too low, attention should be paid to preventing cold, and the large seedlings should be properly supported, especially in the northern region, where there is a lot of wind in spring, and the red-leaf plum seedlings are not easy to fall after the support. Follow-up management should pay attention to water and fertilizer management. Nitrogen fertilizer can be applied to seedlings during the growth period, which can promote growth. In summer, the amount of evaporation is large, and the surrounding weeds grow quickly, so weeding should be done in time. In spring, summer and autumn, we should also pay attention to the prevention and control of pests and diseases.