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Romeo Cherry vs Canada Plum & American Plum

Prunus x kerrasis Romeo

Prunus nigra and americana

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Romeo Cherry
Canada Plum & American Plum

Romeo Cherry is a hardy deciduous hybrid shrub variety of Sour Cherry released in the Romance Series of dwarf sour cherries from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004. It features dark red/black, flavourful fruit most suitable for fresh eating, processing, and juice production. Romeo Cherry is also suitable as an accent or landscape tree.

Canada and American Plum are almost identical in appearance and growth needs. These plants are short and stout fruit trees native to North America.

This hardy ornamental is excellent for both city dwellings as well as rural areas. During the spring, the white and pink blossoms are long lasting. The tasty fruit is suitable for fresh eating, baking, and preserves.

Both are commonly used as rootstock and as pollinators for other plum varieties. These trees are not widely distributed and pure seed can be hard to come by.

ROMEO CHERRY QUICK FACTS

CANADA PLUM & AMERICAN PLUM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange
Fall colour: attractive yellow, gold
Berries: medium sized dark red/black cherries best for making juice or fresh eating
Flowers: white
Flowers: white
Bark: grey and scaly with age
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: american plum, black plum, canada plum, horse plum, wild plum


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no