Are you looking for your personal crop of a delicious and easy-to-grow superfood? Plums are the perfect way to invest in your health and the beauty of your yard. Which plum variety will leave you feeling peachy?
The Mount Royal Plum (Prunus 'Mount Royal') will produce picture-perfect plums with yields that will make you the most popular person in your neighborhood if you feel up to sharing. Not only does the Mount Royal Plum produce delicious fruit, but it also is self-pollinating.
Mount Royal Plums are uniquely round with deep blue skin with an iridescent sheen that reads as violet overtones. These opulent beauties become even more striking when sliced. Their deep coloration is offset by bright yellow flesh with brilliant greenish undertones.
These succulent plums can be described as looking like giant purple muscadine grapes, especially when you see them clustered as they ripen on the tree's fine branches.
As far as flavor, these sweet plums are royalty among their peers. Mount Royal Plums contain abundant juice and deep, multi-layered plum flavors. You don't have to work hard to enjoy the fruits of your labor. The Mount Royal Plum is a freestone variety, which means its flesh pulls easily from the pit.
The Mount Royal Plum is a European blue prune plum (great for drying). These tasty plums also make great jelly.
What makes plums an excellent choice for the home gardener? You cannot beat the fresh flavor of a plum plucked from the tree in your yard. But these fruits are just a treat for your tastebuds, they're also a healthy snack.
Plums are rich in vitamin C which is a key component for a healthy circulatory system and eyes. Plums also contain phytochemicals and antioxidants that reduce inflammation and anxiety. They're also a great source of potassium.
This petite tree is a feast for the eyes all year long. In spring it lights up with white plum blossoms that fill the air with the fresh scent of spring. These flowers flock the Mount Royal Plum's branches with their elegant five-petaled form and long, feminine stamen.
If you want to add a little more charm to your flower arrangements, you can add some of these sweet blooms. While you're enjoying the sight and scent of these fanciful blooms, your local bees will be enjoying their pollen.
In summer, the Mount Royal Plum offers neat green foliage with precisely incised edges. With a wide canopy, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy each angle of its quaint form.
Of course, as summer turns to fall may be the best season to be the proud owner of a Mount Royal Plum. August is when its fruit reaches optimal ripeness.
After its fruit has been collected and fall comes into full swing, this tree's leaves will glow golden yellow. And once these leaves bid their farewell, you can still enjoy the Mount Royal Plum's intricate and attractive branch structure.
The Mount Royal Plum is ideal for home gardeners that want to increase their fruit tree collection without crowding their yards. The Mount Royal Plum makes a lovely centerpiece as a small, fruiting specimen that does not require a pollinator.
You can even use this petite fruit tree as an edible and beneficial accent in your landscape. It will glow with fruit and provide you with height. Of course, you can also add some va-va-voom to your veggie garden with a Mount Royal Plum planted on the north end.
When choosing a spot for this fun and fruiting beauty, consider planting it in full sun with well-drained soil. This will set your plum tree up for success. Watering your plum tree well helps the tree produce its best fruit. Free-flowing air and morning sun will also make this tree quite happy.
While the Mount Royal Plum doesn't require a pollination partner, you can plant it in pairs or small groups to increase fruit production and size.
Prune your Mount Royal Plum each winter to keep it healthy and looking its best.
The Mount Royal Plum is a regal, attractive, reliable plum producer that will also delight your eyes. Dive into one of the best decisions you will make this year and order your Mount Royal Plum today.
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.
The Mount Royal Plum tree can grow to a mature height of 10-12 feet and a mature width of 8-10 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.
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.
The Mount Royal 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.
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.
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.
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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 Mount Royal Plum Tree today.
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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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Prunus 'Mount Royal'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 10 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|