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 plums, but it also makes a great ornamental with it beautiful, dark green foliage.
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 them for later use. This variety is also excellent for drying.
When spring arrives, you will see your Stanley covered with snow white blossoms, bringing in hungry butterflies and bees that will help with pollination. 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.
Stanley is of average size, and will give you a large crop year after year. During the summer, enjoy the deep green foliage as you wait for midseason to late harvest.
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.
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 before they are sold out because they 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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|Botanical Name||Prunus 'Stanley'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 12 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|