Sugar Plum Tree
Self-pollinating plum is perfect for smaller areas
Some things are just so perfect that they don’t ever need to change. The design of a paperclip. A classic white T-shirt. Lemonade at a Fourth-of-July picnic.
Add to that list – the Sugar Plum (Prunus domestica ‘Sugar’). This prune plum variety is one of the oldest in cultivation but still remains at the top of the ‘most-loved’ plum lists every year. Its great staying power is well-deserved, though. The medium-sized fruits maintain some of the highest sugar contents of any plum, new or old. That means that it truly lives up to its name!
You can trace this plums heritage from Asia, though England and into Germany before it came with German immigrants to America where they spread it far and wide in the new Colonies.
This self-pollinating tree stays relatively compact and works perfectly in today’s smaller urban gardens. It doesn’t need a partner to bear heavily for you, so if one is all you have room for, one is all you need – but trust us, if you have room for more than one, you’re going to want to get more than one!
The white spring flowers alone are worth the price and precious garden space. But, thankfully, the flowers turn to fruit that you can enjoy eating fresh, dried or to use for preserves, jellies and canning. (This is an old-fashioned biennial producer. It will give you a bumper crop every other year with a smaller yield in between those years. Don’t let that keep you from getting this oldie-but-goodie, though. Once you taste one you’ll understand why!)
The fruits are medium-sized, freestone with reddish-purple skin and greenish-yellow flesh. The tree tolerates just about any soil and often grows where other stone-fruits struggle. It just needs full sun and consistent water to help keep the fruit from cracking.
This is the proverbial oldie but a goodie. Order your Sugar Plum trees from us today!
* White spring flowers & super-sweet plums
* Very easy care, often thriving where other stone-fruits struggle
* Self-pollinating small tree, perfect for small gardens
* Cultivated for centuries, so you know it’s worth your time
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Prunus domestica 'Sugar'|
|Mature Height||12 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Moisture||Water carefully to establish, and as needed during drier periods|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|