I've just planted the newest major addition to my back yard--a weeping Santa Rosa plum tree. I've planted it at the back west corner of my lot, where I think it will look great once it fills out.
I first heard learned about these trees when I was at the California Rare Fruit Growers' scion exchange in January. I came across a bag of scions labeled "Santa Rosa Weeping Plum" and thought to myself, "huh?" The thing is that most flowering trees that have a weeping form are created by grafting the scion on upside down. But the weeping Santa Rosa was discovered as a bud mutation of the regular Santa Rosa, so its weeping form comes naturally. I've read conflicting information about whether it is more or less productive than a regular Santa Rosa, but I expect it will be productive enough for me. Santa Rosa plums are so delicious too. I expect it won't fruit for a couple more years--I can't wait!