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Princess Kay Plum

Prunus nigra 'Princess Kay'

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Princess Kay Plum (Prunus nigra 'Princess Kay') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Princess Kay Plum flowers

Princess Kay Plum flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Princess Kay Plum (Prunus nigra 'Princess Kay') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Princess Kay Plum in bloom

Princess Kay Plum in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Description:

A compact front yard accent tree smothered in double white flowers in early spring; a sterile variety that produces no fruit; attractive glossy black bark, upright in habit, very ornamental and hardy; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Princess Kay Plum is blanketed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth black bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Princess Kay Plum is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Princess Kay Plum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent

Planting & Growing

Princess Kay Plum will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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To Marc and the crew at Wagner Landscaping,
Just short note to thank you for the quality craftsmanship you delivered at our Jefferson City residence. Our home was cut into a steeply sloping lot necessitating the need for considerable water management and erosion control landscaping. The sculpturing, erosion matting, retaining wall and ditch work was completed in short order, getting us ready for the winter. We are confident that when the snow melts and the rainy season comes next year our property will be ready to handle it. Thanks and best wishes to all.

– Steve Wilhoit –

Dear Chris,
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Sincerely,
William W. Nicholson

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