General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
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
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Dwarf Plum
  • European Plum
  • Plum

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Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2013-01-10
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2010-04-01
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2010-03-26
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2016-02-22

photo by: Silverije

UK National Fruit Collection photo
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Sep 14, 2016 6:18 PM concerning plant:
    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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