The Stanley Prune Plum Tree (Prunus 'Stanley') has been around for a century and is the most popular European plum variety on the market! What makes the Stanley European so popular? Not only can you plant it for its wonderful fruit, but it also makes a great ornamental with its beautiful, dark green foliage! A win-win for your landscape!
When spring arrives, you will see your Stanley covered with snow-white blossoms, bringing in hungry butterflies and bees that will help with pollination. Sweetly scented, you’ll be as drawn to them as the butterflies are!
During the summer, enjoy the deep green foliage as you wait for midseason to late harvest. Plus featuring an upright form that takes on a mature vase shape! Stanley is an average-sized tree so it will fit into most landscapes, and will give you a reliable, large crop year after year!
When late summer to fall arrives, your fruit turns their trademark color, indicating they are ready to pick! Stanley produces a medium-size, opulent dark blue to purplish-red fruit. The light yellow flesh has a hint of green that looks stunning next to its dark skin. Its flesh is firm and does not cling to the stone.
It is tender and fine-grained, with high sugar content, so it will fill your mouth with its sweet, tasty juice with every bite. The fruit is great for eating fresh, or you may can and preserve them for later use. This variety is also excellent for drying as prunes!
The gorgeous early spring flush of white blooms and fragrance each spring makes these fantastic trees in their own right, these dress up your front yard landscape or adorn a side yard, softening building corners with beauty!
The lovely foliage and great-shaped tree fit easily into most landscapes and existing orchards! The foliage lends dappled shade and cooling cover from the heat, so park these by your seating areas and patio for shade while enjoying your flowers and fruit!
Plus, you can prune these much smaller as needed for an easier harvest, or to fit Stanley into smaller landscapes. Try pruning this tree into an Espalier form for an easy harvest that’s an incredible conversation piece!
Perfect trees for dual purpose and edible landscaping, you’ll be thrilled to have your own Stanley decorating your property!
Fantastic in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 7. Your Stanley will love full sun and well-drained soil. You should water it weekly when it is young, but remember to give it an extra drink or two when it is hot and dry.
Plant fruit trees in well-drained soil that has been enriched with lots of organic matter. Heavy mulching over the root system's surface helps retain moisture and also insulates the roots.
While the Stanley European Plum will self-pollinate, you will get a better yield if you plant it with a partner plum, like the Mount Royal, that blooms at the same time. It does bloom later than most plums, so it is less likely to be damaged by a late frost!
Order your Stanley Plum Tree today, and join the many farmers and gardeners that are growing the most popular plum, and before you know it, you will be plucking your own delicious plums and know for yourself why so many people have chosen it. So order yours today at NatureHills.com before they are sold out! These won't last long!
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.
|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 'Stanley'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 12 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|