Compass Cherry Plum

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SKU
10004736

Compass Cherry Plum Tree (Prunus 'Compass') is a small dark-red plum/cherry hybrid with loads of flavor and ornamental beauty! From springs clouds of fragrant white blossoms to the dark fruit dangling from the rounded canopy, these are unique fruit trees for some of the coldest growing zones!

Mid-sized trees at maturity, they readily tuck into smaller lots and yards, even for containers and planters when pruned smaller yet! The lush foliage is lovely all growing season and cloaks itself in reds and yellows for the autumn!

Compass Cherry Plum Tree fruit has yellowish-red flesh, is very sweet and very tart! Later blooming, northern gardeners won’t need to worry about a late frost killing off their blooms before they’ve been pollinated by the bees. If the fruit is too tart for you, your local wildlife and songbirds will gladly help themselves to the bounty!

Planting and Application:

Compass Cherry Plums are great for tart snacking, baked goods and preserves! They’re also fantastic for wildlife and sharing! The spring blossoms attract and support many pollinators, while these are picturesque little trees for ornamental edible landscaping in your front or back yard! Self-fertile, you’ll not need much room for one of these easy-care trees!

Keep trained Espalier or pruned smaller for planters and pots on your patio, Compass is a unique beauty to add to your existing orchard, or just use as a fantastic specimen planting! Anchor garden beds or the corner of your home’s foundation, or let blossom by your front entry for romantic curb appeal!

  • Small Dark Red Fruit & White Flowers
  • Super Sweet-Tart
  • Clingstone Tart Fruit
  • Jam & Jelly
  • Self-Pollinating Japanese Plum Family

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Cherry Plum Trees flower and fruit best in full sun. Plant in enriched, well-drained soil that has ample fertility and moisture throughout the growing season. Prune as small as needed or let grow to its roughly 10 feet tall height at maturity.

  • Full Sun
  • Moist, Enriched & Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Mulch Well for Insulation & Moisture Retention
  • Low Chill

Compass Cherry Plum Tree will become your new favorite home-grown sweet-tart fruit tree! Order unique and beautiful hybrids today at NatureHills.com!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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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.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Compass Cherry Plum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus x 'Compass'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time August
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes