What could be better than an easy-to-grow tree that looks beautiful in spring, summer and fall, and give you loads of delicious fruit? When you invest in an Ozark Premier Japanese Plum (Prunus salicina 'Ozark Premier'), that is exactly what you will have.
Early in the spring, your Ozark Premier Japanese Plum will be completely covered with clusters of brilliant white blossoms. You will enjoy viewing them as much as the bees will love pollinating them.
The Ozark Premier Japanese Plum produces large, burgundy-to-purple fruit with golden flesh. It is both juicy and tart, and a semi-cling variety.
You need to plant a partner in pollination for it, and another Japanese Plum such as the Shiro or Methley would be a good choice.
Once they ripen, you can enjoy them fresh or bake them in desserts or add them to other dishes to enhance the flavor of chicken or pork. If you want to save some of that flavor for later, you can make preserves or can them for later in the year.
Your Ozark Premier Plums will be ready for harvest in late fall. And you can always count on a good crop because it is a very consistent provider!
Offering 4 season interest, from spring blooms, the handsome foliage, the bountiful gems that form in late summer to the delicate branching structure displayed in winter, this is a fantastically beautiful tree!
The dark green foliage of the Ozark Premier Japanese Plum is a wonderful sight, and it alone deserves consideration and attention! Be sure to site this tree outside a porch, patio or favorite window where you’ll always be able to keep tabs on your blooms, your growing foliage and your developing bounty!
With this specimen tree planted in your front yard, you’ll have the whole neighborhood ogling at the spring display of glistening white flowers and the ripening red gems that will be dangling all over your tree each summer!
Plant as privacy and shade by your seating areas and patios where you’ll be able to reach out and pluck juicy fruit straight from the tree while basking in the shade! Outdoor garden rooms will receive a finishing touch with this ornamental beauty!
The size can easily be controlled with some pruning, ensuring any sized garden or orchard can accommodate this fantastic tree. While self-fruitful, you’ll enjoy a larger crop when planted with another Plum, so plant as a pruned hedgerow along your side property for definition and easy to harvest fruit. Most of us don’t have the luxury of large yards, so try this high-density planting trick to save space!
Your Ozark Premier Japanese Plum needs 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. Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 8, these trees tolerate a wide range of conditions.
It prefers rich loam, but sandy soil will do and well-drained soil. You might want to mulch it with compost, manure, leaves, or grass clippings to give it more of the nutrients that it needs to produce its best crop.
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.
Prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. 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!
This disease-resistant variety is very hardy and does well in high heat and drought. These smaller-sized, low-care plants are great for experienced and new gardeners alike!
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 Ozark Premier Japanese Plum tree can grow to a mature height of 12-18 feet and a mature width of 12-15 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 Ozark Premier Japanese 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 Ozark Premier Japanese Plum Tree 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.
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 salicina 'Ozark Premier'|
|Rootstock||Prunus cerasifera (Myrobalan)|
|Mature Height||12 - 18 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|