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Purple Leaf Plum

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Jen15-Jun-02 12:42 PM EST
Ed18-Jun-02 08:19 PM EST 5b   

Subject: Purple Leaf Plum
From: Jen
Date: 15-Jun-02 12:42 PM EST

I have a question that I'm hoping to get some help with. My mother has several Purple Leaf Plum shrubs and she has noticed that there are some new, small plants growing around the larger ones. We would like to transplant them, but are unsure what steps to take to keep them healthy and growing. Should we transplant them to pots first or go directly to the ground? Is there anything special that should be used to help them along? Any time of the year better to do this? Also, I was just curious - do these baby plants come from seed, or did the shrub shoot out runners? I know there are a lot of questions, but I want to do this right. Thanks in advance for you help.

FYI..I believe we are in Zone 5 if that will help. Northern Ohio, near Lake Erie. I was unable to get the zone map to work, so I can't get any more accurate than that. Sorry.

Subject: RE: Purple Leaf Plum
From: Ed
Zone: 5b
Date: 18-Jun-02 08:19 PM EST

Having never found small plants at the base of purple plums, either by seeds or roots, you seem to have a situation beyond the experience and ken of Canadian gardeners. N. Ohio, cannot be too far from Wayside Gardens, East of Cleveland; maybe they can help.

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