Sunday, May 1, 2011

Photo - Purple Leaf Plum Tree (Prunus cerasifira)

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in Lakeside.


  1. Are plums from the purple leaf oriental plum tree edible and can you make jams & jellies out of the plum?

  2. ^ I wondered the same.

  3. Some Purple Leaf Plum trees have edible fruit. However, the variety most commonly sold in California, 'Purpurea' is not edible, although birds will eat the fruit.


Pruning Mexican Bush Sage

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