Superior Plum Trees
Great Producer, Hardy Superior Plum Tree
- Late Mid-Season
- Very Cold Hardy
- Japanese and American Hybrids
- Precocious Start Bearing as Young Trees
- Abundant, Consistent Harvests
- Fragrant White Springtime Flowers
- Large Fruit Great for Fresh Eating
- Dark Red Skin
- Juicy, Super Sweet Yellow Flesh
- Richly Flavored Plum
- Attractive, Spreading Form
- Grows up to 8,000 Feet Elevation
Widely adaptable and very cold hardy, there is a good reason why this hybrid plum was named Superior. These beautiful trees start producing early, and give you a consistent performance year after year.
Durable Superior Plum trees (Prunus hybrid 'Superior') are a natural cross between American and Japanese plums. They are super hardy, and are highly recommended even as far north as USDA hardiness zone 4.
Superior Plum trees easily survive sub-freezing temps! They also do well at higher altitudes to 8,000 feet.
The trees start their productive life when they are young. After a gorgeous, great-smelling white flower display in springtime, you'll be so pleased to see the harvest coming on.
The large fruit is fire-engine red with deep golden-yellow flesh. You'll love the rich flavor of these classic Plums.
Trust us when we say that nothing tastes better than a plum fresh-picked from your own tree. Enjoy them straight off of the tree, tree-ripe and still warm from the sun. They'll also make amazing jams, jellies and desserts.
Buy a couple of Superior Plum trees today and make your family happy!
How to Use Superior Plum Trees in the Landscape
This variety features a beautiful display of white blossoms in early spring, and a gorgeous harvest of crimson red large, lustrous fruit. It has a lovely, spreading form that is ornamental in its own right.
A fruit tree this pretty can be used as a special specimen tree. Why not bring the Edible Landscape trend to your front yard with a cross-pollination pair placed as useful lawn trees on either side of your front walkway?
People across the country are looking to maximize their space and feed their families homegrown fruit. Add Superior to your Victory Garden as a wonderful backdrop to annual vegetables and herbs.
If you want to grow multiple fruit varieties in a small footprint, try a high-density planting. Create a 3-in-1 hole or a 4-in-1 hole with pollination partners that harvest in successive waves through the season.
For a boost in privacy, try a hedgerow of fast-growing Plum trees. They'll be a fantastic addition to your edible landscape.
Plant them as close as five feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Keep fruit trees small and manageable with summer pruning for size control. Midway through the growing season, tip prune the new growth back by a third. You'll actually encourage next year's fruiting wood with this easy practice.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Plant Plum trees where they receive full sun, with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight every day. Good air circulation is also important to maintain overall health. Give them space away from buildings.
Plums like well-drained soil, but aren't particularly fussy about soil type beyond that. Create a raised planting bed if you have poor drainage in your preferred planting site.
Give them a regular amount of medium water. Mulch the root system of your tree three inches deep.
This vigorous variety produces an abundant fruit set. For the best results, thin out heavy crops to increase the size of mature fruit. Optimal spacing is one piece of fruit per six inches along the branch.
In late winter, correct branch structure and remove crossing branches. Select one to keep, and remove the other. Work to create strong scaffolding branches at a 45-degree angle, like you would with Peach trees.
Hurry to place your order for Superior Plum trees today. People are on the hunt for this special hardy variety.
Recommended pollinators: Alderman, Bubblegum, Toka or other Japanese Plum.
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
|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 'Superior'|
|Mature Height||12 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|