Dwarf Plum (Prunus domestica 'Stanley') in the Plums Database

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Give a thumbs up Plum
Give a thumbs up Dwarf Plum
Give a thumbs up European Plum

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 10 feet to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 12 feet to 15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects
Child plants: one child plant

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Sep 14, 2016 6:18 PM

This is a nicely behaved small tree with delicious fruit. Ripens for me late August for about a 2-3 week period. Very sweet, firm, and juicy oblong purple plums. Once they become soft and fall to the ground, they make great treats for chickens, pigs, and other farm animals. My dog will even munch on them. Watch for the bees and hornets, though. They also like the fallen fruit. I did try to can these years ago and found it was more trouble than it was worth. Fresh eatin' for me.

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