Shiro plums are unique, yellow, sweet fruits that grow on trees and ripen in the summer, between late July and early August. These are great plants to use in your garden or front yard area, including for landscaping purposes. More importantly, your family will have plenty of wonderful plums to snack on! If you are planning on growing a shiro plum tree, you should learn all about its proper care so that you can have a nice, healthy plant for years to come.
If your heart is set on this wonderful Japanese tree, make a trip to your local nursery and inquire about it there. Chances are, if they do not have a shiro available in stock, they will order one for you and call you to come pick it up when it arrives. Or, the nursery may even deliver the tree to your home for your convenience. You can expect the shiro to be between two and four feet when it is newly purchased, but in maturity, it can reach heights of between 20 and 25 feet and will grow to be between 15 and 20 feet wide.
When you plant your shiro plum tree, make sure to select a location that receives a full amount of sunlight throughout the day. Basically any type of soil is acceptable for planting a shiro, as it can easily adapt to all conditions. However, make sure that its soil bed is kept moist, although never overly wet, as this can lead to a myriad of problems, including disease.
If you live in an urban area, your tree will do just fine, as it can highly tolerate pollution and will thrive in inner city areas.
Because the shiro plum tree provides a good amount of shade, you might want to consider planting it in your front yard. This will not only shade the area around the front of your home but will also ensure that you more readily see when your plums start falling when ripe.