Beach plum (Prunus maritima) plants are extremely variable in growth habit. They may vary in size from a small woody, low-lying shrub with numerous shoots to a medium-sized tree with one or more distinct trunks. The fruit is borne on previous season terminal or lateral shoot growth and on short spurs on two-year and older wood. The multi-stemmed plants can be managed for fruit production. However, development and management of some type of tree form is usually more desirable for commercial fruit production.
Pruning; beach plums; fruit production; prunus maritima