Category: prunus

kihaku-gato: 5-and-a-half-acres: One of my f…



One of my favorite trees due to year round interest.
Birch bark cherry or Tibetan cherry.
Prunus serrula.

Holy batman, that’s copper pipes with leaves lvls of bold!



Wild Cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera) by Anima Bonsai. Size: 70cm, collected in 2011.



Prunus cerasifera / Cherry Plum, by Andrija Zokić, will be on display at next weekend’s Noelanders Trophy.

biodiverseed: Pocket Plum Gall Caused by the f…


Pocket Plum Gall

Caused by the fungus Taphrina pruni, this disease infects plums, sloe, and damsons (as well as other closely-related Prunus), making some of the fruits grow in an oblong shape, and fail to develop a stone. Vascular tissues of the plant are also deformed by the fungal mycelium, forming witch’s brooms

The local Mirabelles seem to be infected, although as you can see by the photo above, they still produce healthy fruits alongside the deformed ones. The fungus won’t kill the tree, but will certainly reduce the harvest.

The best solution is pruning out infected growth, and burning it to prevent the spread of more airborne spores.