Plum tree identification #731184 - Ask Extension


Plum tree identification #731184

Asked October 18, 2020, 3:08 PM EDT

We have a plum tree that blooms profusely every spring but doesn’t set fruit. I assume that it needs a cross pollinating companion. If I sent pictures of the leaves and bark, could a pomologist perhaps at least guesstimate the variety it is? And suggest what other variety we might plant? Thanks!

Lane County Oregon

Expert Response

First question, are you positive this is a fruiting variety and not a flowering variety? Do you know if it ever fruited in the past? It is really difficult to identify the variety without any fruit. We might be able to help you narrow it down to Japanese vs. European variety. Photos of the flowers, in addition to leaves and bark, would be helpful. Please send photos and information on the tree's history to the OSU Extension Lane County plant clinic at 
Erica Chernoh Replied October 20, 2020, 5:44 PM EDT

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