Simka Plum

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Late Blooming, Delicious Simka Plum

  • Mid-Season
  • 600 Chill Hours
  • Blooms Later Than Others
  • Red-Purple Skinned Fruit with Delicious Golden Flesh
  • Freestone Fruit
  • Medium to Large Fruit
  • Stays Firm When Ripe for Snappy Mouthfeel
  • Enjoy for Fresh Eating or Use in Delicious Preserves
  • Gorgeous White Spring Blooms
  • Attractive, Heart-Shaped Leaves
  • Vigorous Natural Hybrid
  • Self-Pollinating, But You'll Get More Fruit With Elephant Heart Plum Nearby

Plums have a reputation as one of the easiest fruit trees to include in your home orchard. This special cultivar makes it even easier to enjoy homegrown fruit with family and friends.

Showy Simka Plum (Prunus x 'Simka') flowers a bit later than others, to up your chances of avoiding heart-crushing late winter frosts. It's also got relatively low chill hour requirements, so more people across a wider range of USDA Hardiness Zones can reliably harvest great-tasting crops, especially where winter temperatures get chilly.

Red-purple skin stays snappy, even when tree-ripe. You'll notice that distinctive waxy, glaucous bloom, which protects the fruit and makes it gleam in the sunlight.

Simka plums are freestone, which makes for easy preparation in homemade preserves and desserts. Of course, you'll want to get your fill of firm, fresh Simka Plums, too!

Juicy golden flesh is filled with natural fruit sugars. There is simply no comparison between store-bought plums and the sweetness of those you grow yourself!

With a spreading habit and lovely white springtime blooms, Simka Plum doubles as a hard-working ornamental tree. Add the large, heart-shaped leaves...and you'll also enjoy the shade!

Edible Gardening is a huge design trend among younger homeowners. But everyone will appreciate the food security that comes with growing your own supply of delicious fresh fruit!

Simka Plum is a self-pollinating hybrid Japanese variety, so you'll get fruit from only one tree. However, if you also order Elephant Heart Japanese Plum trees, they'll boost each other's production a lot.

Plums grow best in full sun with well-drained, loamy soils. Ensure your tree gets consistent moisture and has good air circulation to keep it happy, healthy and loaded with blooms and fruit.

Don't delay on your order for Simka Plum. This red-hot backyard orchard trend is in full swing, and our inventory flies out of the nursery as fast as we can dig, prep and ship them in our sturdy boxes!

Order now!

Plum Tree Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for Simka 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 Simka Plum trees grow? How fast do Plum trees grow?

The Simka Plum tree can grow to a mature height of 12-18 feet and a mature width of 10-15 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.

Where is the best place to plant a Simka 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 Simka 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 Simka 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 Simka Plum Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your landscape tastier by shopping for Plum trees at 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 Simka Plum Tree today.

What shipping options do you offer? 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 Simka Plum Tree for sale here at!

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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.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

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.

From To S&H
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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Simka Plum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus x 'Simka'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes