Prunus salicina Surprise! Our Plum Tree is Finally Blooming

Prunus salicina- A hybrid of "Japanese" and American plums, this tree was actually native to China for thousands of years, then hybridized in 1921 by Mr. Bruce in Donelly County Texas. It is supposed to do well in the hot climate of the South. We planted it before Katrina, and this is the first time it has bloomed. What a nice surprise!