Purple plums have the shortest life expectancy of all shade trees. They can live about 5 years, and are susceptible to peach tree borers, bacterial stem canker and weak roots.
Purple plums have the shortest life expectancy of all shade trees. They can live about 5 years, and are susceptible to peach tree borers, bacterial stem canker and weak roots. Neil Sperry Special to the Star-Telegram
Purple plums have the shortest life expectancy of all shade trees. They can live about 5 years, and are susceptible to peach tree borers, bacterial stem canker and weak roots. Neil Sperry Special to the Star-Telegram

Neil Sperry: A warning against popular shade trees

December 10, 2015 12:13 PM