Double Flowering Plum Tree

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If you want to add a standout flowering accent tree to your landscape this year, you'll want to take a nice, slow look at this gorgeous offering! The Double Flowering Plum Tree-Form (Prunus triloba) has the most incredible double, candy-pink flowers that seem to blanket each branch with fat pom-poms of color in early spring!

The amazing sight is even more welcome, as it's one of the first plants to bloom in spring. What a sight for sore eyes, long tired of the bland, boring, barren winter season. You'll adore the amazing blooms every year. Local pollinators like bees and butterflies will adore these fluffy blooms too! Songbirds love this tree too!

Perk up your Spring Garden with one, or several of these small trees used in a grove. From a distance, a stand of these trees in your yard will look like a fluffy, pink cotton cloud!

Double Flowering Plum puts on quite a show for you each year. You can count on reliable performance throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 7. Few spring-blooming trees get the reaction that the Prunus triloba does!

Even without the spectacular flowers, the Double Flowering Plum Tree is a robust, beautiful and stately tree with a tidy round shape. Ethereal spring and summer foliage is more of a light grass green than a heavy dark green. The leaves transform to an attractive yellow-bronze-orange color in the fall!

The Double Flowering Plum is also known by a number of different names including the Rose Tree of China, the Dwarf Flowering Cherry, and most commonly the Flowering Almond. The plant is a native of China and is a great representation of the exquisite loveliness of many Oriental plants. The double pink blooms are hermaphrodite and may be followed by 1/2 inch red fruit that birds and squirrels love!

Planting and Application:

This is a fantastic specimen tree for your front yard where it can be enjoyed by your family and neighbors alike. Get ready to see cars slow down and savor the sight in spring! The smaller size makes this flowering ornamental perfect for high-impact without sacrificing space! Try one in urban lots and courtyards!

However, the Double Flowering Plum is actually a very versatile plant that can be used in many landscape applications. The tree form has a single trunk and looks incredible when paired with its shrubby form. Or, you can keep the lowest branches on and use them as an ornamental large shrub. Trained to a single trunk standard, this lovely tree develops a broad canopy. Plant it near patios as a wonderful accent tree. Why not use several of them in a small group as a pretty focal point?

A fast grower, the Double Flowering Plum makes a great screening plant. Plant a row of them 5 feet on center as a deciduous hedge or to identify borders and property lines. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

  • Gorgeous Double Pink Flowers in Early Spring
  • Grass Green Foliage Turns Orange in Fall
  • Naturally Rounded Form
  • Flowers Are Butterfly Magnets
  • Small Half-Inch Red Fruits For Songbirds
  • Can be Trained as a Standard or Multi-Trunk Small Tree
  • Specimens, Accents, Patio Tree, Berms & Wildlife Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Flowering ornamental trees are very easy to grow! Though tolerant of part shade, the bloom display of the Flowering Almond is much greater in full sun. Provide regular moisture throughout the growing season. Double Flowering Plum benefits from slightly acidic soil that is rich in organic matter. Add a top dressing of compost and apply soil Sulphur once a year to maintain a lower pH in higher-pH soils or in areas with high-pH water.

Choose a location with good draining soil. If poor drainage is suspected, you'll want to mound up by planting in a raised bed. Or, add 18 inches of soil and plant in that mound. Use a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch over the top of the root system after planting. Be sure to pull the mulch away from the trunk by several inches. Mulch in the summer to help keep roots cool and surface moisture levels consistent. This also helps to decrease water needs.

This is an easy plant to keep trimmed. Prune out any dead wood or crossing limbs in the spring after blooming when finished. Cut long, arching lateral branches back just above a leaf bud to keep it to the desired height. Air circulation is also important for the Double Flowering Plum tree. Although hardy to a wide range of climates, if planted in poorly ventilated areas, the Prunus triloba can bloom early in colder climates resulting in blossom damage. Give it space to receive proper airflow all around the tree.

  • Full Sun For The Most Blooms & Tolerates Partial Sun
  • Well-Drained Enriched Slightly Acidic Soil
  • Moderate Regular Moisture & Mulched Beds
  • Prune After Flowering - Needs Good Air Circulation
  • Cold Hardy & Easy to Grow!

Nature Hills sells out of this flowering ornamental tree almost as soon as the crop is ready for sale! Snap one or more up and treat yourself or someone special with this wonderful springtime eye candy. Order this lovely tree for your landscape today!

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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.

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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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Double Flowering Plum Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus triloba
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 10 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Fluffy Pink
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes