Stanley Prune Plum Tree

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Superb & Splendid Stanley Prune Plum Tree!

  • Deep Blackish-Blue Fruit
  • Bluish Frosted Skin
  • Yellow - Green Flesh
  • Sweet & Tender High Sugar
  • Fragrant White Flowers
  • Self-Fruitful
  • Handsome Foliage & Upright Vase Shape
  • Fresh Eating, Dried, Baked or Canned
  • Freestone Pits
  • Ripens Late Summer to Fall
  • Produces Fruit In 3-4 Years
  • Antique European Plum Variety
  • Easy to Grow
  • 700-800 Chill Hours

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!

How to Use Stanley Prune Plum Tree In The Landscape

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!

#ProPlantTips For Care

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.

Our Garden Blog for more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Plum Tree Care tips and tricks can be found!

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 before they are sold out! These won't last long!

Plum Tree Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Stanley Prune Plum tree can grow to a mature height of 15-20 feet and a mature width of 8-12 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 Stanley Prune 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 Stanley Prune 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 Stanley Prune 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 Stanley Prune 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 Stanley Prune 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 Stanley Prune Plum Tree for sale here at!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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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.

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50 - 69.99 34.99
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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Stanley Prune Plum Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-7
Growing Zones 5-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus 'Stanley'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes