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Plum Tree Novice

Plum Tree Novice
Posted by Kat (kitkit75@msn.com) from CA zone 9 on 2002-05-07 09:57:02

I am soooo green at planting. I just planted a Mariposa Plum Tree and then noticed that the tag said "Needs Pollinator". Could someone please tell me what this means. Do I have to plant another tree?
  • Plums
    Posted by Newt from Maryland zone 7 on 2002-05-08 02:21:36

    Quoting Kat: ------------
    -I am soooo green at planting. I just planted a Mariposa Plum Tree and then noticed that the tag said "Needs Pollinator". Could someone please tell me what this means. Do I have to plant another tree?

    Only if you want fruit. If you just want it as an ornamental, then no problem. If you want to get a pollinator, take the tag to the nursery with you so you can get the right pollinator. It needs to bloom at the same time so the bees can do their thing.

    Newt
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