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Superior Plum Tree

Often Bears the First Year!

Fast-growing clingstone bears red-blushed crimson fruits bursting with super-sweet yellow flesh. Ripens mid to late Aug. Hardy Japanese-American hybrid. We suggest Alderman or wild plums as a pollinator.
  • Zone 4 - 8 (-20° F.).
  • Height 12 - 15 feet for Standard, 10 - 12 feet for Semi-dwarf.
  • Light Required Full sun

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  • Standard 2-4 ft.-1 tree
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  • Semi-Dwarf 2-4 ft.-1 tree
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  • Botanical Name: Prunus superior. (Hardy Japanese American Hybrid)
  • Height: 12 - 15 feet for Standard, 10 - 12 feet for Semi-dwarf.
  • Spacing: 20 feet for Standard, 15 feet for Semi-dwarf.
  • Depth: Plant trees with graft union 2 inches above the soil line.
  • Spread: 15 feet for Standard, 12 feet for Semi-dwarf.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun
  • Pollinator: Kaga, Alderman or wild plums.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Form: Upright, deciduous.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Plum trees adapt to most soil types as long as they are well-drained. They will not grow in wet soil. They do best in a slightly acidic, (pH 6.3-6.8) clay loam soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune European plum trees as you would apple trees. Prune hybrid plum trees like peach trees. Prune Japanese plums just like you would prune hybrid plums. The best time to prune plums is early Spring or early Summer during a dry day. Never prune in Winter (to avoid silver leaf disease).
  • Comments: Quick growing clingstone! Often bears fruit the first year. Rosy red-blushed crimson fruits are bursting with super-sweet yellow flesh. Rich full bodied flavor, delicious for fresh eating. One of the first to ripen. Ripens mid to late August. RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, CA, CO, GU, HI, ID, OR, PR, WA.

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