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Burgundy Plum Tree

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Excelent Choice, Productive Burgundy Plum Tree!

  • Dark Maroon Smooth Skin
  • Deep-Red Flesh
  • Sweet & Juicy Wine-Like Notes
  • Fresh Eating, Chutney & Grilled
  • Fragrant White Blooms
  • Very Productive!
  • Mild, Sweet Taste
  • Prolonged Harvest 2-3 Weeks
  • Self-Fertile
  • Ornamental Beautiful Tree!
  • Great Fall Color
  • Great Pollinator for Other Plums & Pluots
  • 250-300 Chill Hours

If you're in search of a beautiful and bountiful fruiting tree to add to your home orchard, the Burgundy Plum (Prunus salicina 'Burgundy') provides sweet fruit and a LOT of it. This variety is well known to be a super producer!

Because this variety is self-fruitful, you won't need a partner pollinator! However, this early to mid-season tree acts as a wonderful pollinator for other Plums and Pluots. It's a great size and can be easily added and kept small with thoughtful pruning.

Luscious, abundant fruit set of deep, dark maroon, medium-sized Plums, you’ll especially enjoy the long hang time of this variety, you can leave the fruit on the tree for 2 - 3 weeks and take your time using all those fantastic recipes we are sure you can’t wait to try!

But let's get down to the most important factor, how does the Burgundy Plum taste? Featuring incredible dark, juicy red flesh that is so sweet and mild. There is a wonderful, almost wine-like aftertaste that it leaves in the back of your palate!

This smaller, rounded tree also has a wide appeal as an ornamental addition! You'll love the fragrant white spring flowers that attract pollinators and butterflies to your yard! Followed by a long fruiting season and then enjoy the way Burgundy Plum wraps up the season with red fall foliage color.

How to Use Burgundy Plum Tree In The Landscape

A gorgeous ornamental flowering tree that produces fruit as well, you’ll enjoy using this tree in place of that front yard specimen that only blooms. Four seasons of interest plus a healthy bounty of fruit and you have something better than just a plain old tree to adorn your

Beautiful small shade trees and lovely focal points and anchors in the garden and landscape. Use as short hedgerows with other fruit trees, all pruned to size to create an easy harvest row of property definition, fruit production and privacy screening!

Plant this Japanese Plum close to your patio for shade or create your own orchard that won’t take up your entire yard! You'll love having this fruit at your fingertips.

Brush with honey, then grill them for a delicious treat or use in salads or smoothies. Create amazing chutneys for Holiday gift-giving and to spread on fresh-baked bread. But these are best when eaten straight from the tree! The juicy red flesh has a mild flavor and very sweet.

An ideal pollinator for other Plums and Pluots, these self-fertile trees will produce an incredible harvest on their own. Pair them up with other Plums for an increased yield per tree. No room for a second tree? Try this high-density planting trick!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Fruit trees require full sun for the most vigorous growth and best harvest. Provide at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, favoring the drying power of the morning sun. Burgundy does best in the United States growing zones 5 through 9.

Provide ample water for your young tree while it becomes established, not allowing it to dry out between waterings. Then reduce your watering to moderate, yet consistent moisture during the heat of summer and when fruiting. While drought-tolerant, it’s best to protect your investment by providing supplemental watering in times of need.

Plant your tree in rich, organically enhanced, well-drained soil, adding compost and manure to further enrich the soil. For best results, fertilize your tree regularly with Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer or a good slow-release, organic fertilizer. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.

A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. 

Situate in an area that is protected from frost pockets and with good air circulation. Prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. Read more in our Garden Blog forFruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Fruit Tree Care tips!

For an incredibly ornamental tree for all your landscaping and orchard needs, the Burgundy Plum is a perfect small-space option! Order yours from today for delectable harvests tomorrow!

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 .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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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20 - 49.99 17.95
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70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Burgundy Plum Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus salicina 'Burgundy'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 10 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained Soils
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
When To Prune Late Winter
Fragrant Yes