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One of the tastiest, hardiest & easy-to-grow plums!

We searched and searched, but no matter how hard we looked we couldn’t figure it out.

Who is Bruce?

We really want to know.

Why?

So we can profusely thank him for his wonderful namesake plum!

Bruce Plum Tree (Prunus salicina ‘Bruce’) is one of the tastiest, hardiest and easy-to-grow plums available to the home grower today. It will give you bushels of sweet-tart, chin-drippin’, juicy fruit that you can pick off your own tree.

Produced by crossing a Japanese plum with a European plum, it gives you the best of both – a champ performer in the heat of the south and at the same time it’s a boss in the frost.

Bruce only grows 10-15 feet tall, so it is great in urban orchards or even in big pots on a patio or balcony. (For best fruit production you need to plant a pollinator with it.) It starts blooming in early spring with tons of small paper-white flowers. By June the fruit has grown and is ready to pick and eat! Bruce will give you especially large plums that have a rich red skin and deep yellow/orange flesh that looks great fresh-cut in a fruit salad or baked in a pie. It is also fantastic for fresh-out-of-hand goodness.

Give it full sun, well-drained soil, a little fertilizer and some good vibes and you will be eating two or three bushels of plums from every Bruce Plum tree every summer fruiting season! Your neighbors will be wondering where you’re getting all of the fruit, since you’ll have an abundance to share.

Tell them you got them from your friend, Bruce.

* Simple to grow
* Delicious fruit – fresh or cooked 
* Early fruiting
* Needs a pollinator such as the Methley Plum

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Bruce Plum Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Prunus domestica 'Bruce'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 10 - 20 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Average
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years