Golden Nectar Plum Tree

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Sunny Yellow Novelty Golden Nectar Plum Tree!

  • Large Heart-Shaped Thin Amber Skin
  • Firm & Sweet Amber Flesh
  • Small Freestone Pit
  • Oblong to Oval Shape
  • Fresh Eating, Dessert Plum, Fruit Salads & Drying
  • Self-Fertile - Large Yields With a Pollinator
  • Stores Well!
  • White Spring Flowers
  • Dark-Green Foliage
  • Smaller Compact Size Tree
  • Mid-Season Harvest
  • 500-600 Chill Hours

A Plum that's not your traditional Plum purple - but still Plum good!

The Golden Nectar Plum Tree (Prunus salicina 'Golden Nectar') has strikingly sunny yellow fruit, from the skin to the flesh! This is an easy-eating fruit that surprises you with the classic Plum taste, but not the classic Plum look!

Golden Nectar produces large, yellow dessert Plums with skin that is thin and waxy, easy to bite through and peel. The flesh is firm, sweet and amber-colored with a small pit. Developing a rich, superb flavor. Ripening in mid-summer just in time for summer barbecues and picnics!

The heart-shaped fruit is easy to peel and has an easily removed, small pit, making for a fantastic lunch box treat, and are easy-prep for all your favorite recipes! These are highly sought-after gems, fantastic eaten straight out of hand or made into unique-looking Plum tarts and fruit salads.

Spring brings drifts of gorgeous white blooms and they're quickly followed by dark-green foliage! The perfect backdrop for the gleaming gilded orbs that will soon follow! Autumn brings a final touch of fall color to the leaves.

The variety of Japanese Plum is self-fertile so you'll get a decent crop with this smaller tree as a stand-alone specimen. Or you can plant with other Japanese Plums for a larger yield per tree!

Originating here in the United States, these California natives were developed in 1960 and are hardy in USDA zones 5 through 9, these are heat and cold-tolerant trees.

How to Use Golden Nectar Plum Tree In The Landscape

Add this easy-to-grow beauty to your home orchard or existing landscape, because its size enables these trees to fit into any established landscape. Perfect dual-purpose landscaping for both front and back yard gardens, you'll enjoy edible landscaping beauty with a bonus delicious fall harvest.

Providing lush shade, plant Golden Nectar around your patio or seating areas or as shade to cool your perennial gardens. The gorgeous blooms make this a highly ornamental tree to adorn your gardens in beauty.

Prune smaller for a lovely accent tree and to tuck into smaller home orchards and postage-stamp gardens. Try your hand at Espalier to create a truly unique space-saver that's a striking and conversation starter.

These Plums are excellent both fresh and dried. Just put a bowl on the table after dinner and you will have a perfect summer dessert! The fruit ripens in July to August and is a good keeper. Dry some of your harvest for a delicious snack all winter long.

#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.

Plums grow in many soil types, doing best in enriched, well-drained soil. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.

For best results, fertilize your tree regularly with Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer or a good organic, slow-release fertilizer. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.

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.

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. You can also prune to control size. It is recommended you remove dead, damaged and diseased limbs with annual pruning as well.

Head over to read more on Plum Tree Care in our Garden Blog for more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Plum Tree Care tips and tricks can be found!

These juicy golden gems will fascinate with their beauty and delicious flavor! You will be thrilled with Golden Nectar Plum Tree so order yours today at NatureHills.com!

Plum Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Golden Nectar Plum Trees to bear fruit?

Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems that are already three to four years old, so you'll enjoy fruit sooner than you would with younger trees! Expect young Plum trees to begin fruiting usually by the 2nd to 4th year after they establish in your landscape.

How big do Golden Nectar Plum trees grow? How fast do Plum trees grow?

The Golden Nectar Plum tree can grow to a mature height of 15-20 feet and a mature width of 15-20 feet.

Once your Plum tree has been established (after the first year), it can typically add 13-24 inches of new growth per growing season. If your plants are growing less than that in a season, it may be worth your while to check the fertility level.

Where is the best place to plant a Golden Nectar Plum Trees?

Plum trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more. Provide good air circulation and moderate, yet consistent water in well-drained, fertile soil.

Do You Need 2 Plum Trees to Produce Fruit?

The Golden Nectar Plum trees are self-fertile, so planting more than one Plum tree that blooms at about the same time, boosts yields on both trees and extends your harvest time!

No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.

When Should Golden Nectar Plum Tree be Planted?

Bareroot Plum trees can be planted in spring when they are available in your area. Container-grown Plum trees can be very successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.

  • Plant bareroot Plum trees in the early spring.
  • Plant container-grown trees anytime the ground is not frozen by digging a hole as deep as the soil line and twice as wide.

How Do I Find Golden Nectar Plum Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your landscape tastier by shopping for Plum trees at NatureHills.com online fruit tree nursery. You'll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely Plum tree varieties!

Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your USDA growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest for those plants that ship in fall, winter, or early spring.

Shop the selection of mature Plum trees for sale at Nature Hills Nursery and place your order for Golden Nectar Plum Tree today.

What shipping options do you offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Golden Nectar Plum Tree for sale here 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.

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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Golden Nectar Plum Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus salicina 'Golden Nectar'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Consistent Moisture
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Dark-Green
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes