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Yard-size Plum Tree That Can Take a Deep Freeze

 Do you live in a colder climate and hate on your southern friends who can pick fresh plums straight from their trees every summer while you’re picking through what’s left of the measly fruit in your local big box grocery store? Well, we’re here to tell you, “No more!”

Superior Plum trees, Prunus hybrid 'Superior', were bred specifically for you! These Japanese/American crosses are hardy down to -30 degrees. You read that right. Superior is a plum tree that you can grow in your own yard that will survive sub-freezing temps!

Now, you might think that the fruit would be a little sub-par, but you will be happily surprised. Fire-red with deep golden yellow flesh, these beautiful fruits have classic plum taste. Ripening in early August, these fruits are fantastic to eat straight off of the tree, but make amazing jams, jellies and desserts.

Superior Plum trees look beautiful in the landscape and grow to a very manageable size of 12’ to 15’ tall and wide. They do need a pollinator, so you’ll want to buy two. They also work great with Alderman, Bubblegum and Toka Japanese plum trees.

Trust us when we say that nothing tastes better than a plum fresh-picked from your own tree. Buy a couple of Superior Plum trees today and make your southern friends jealous!

* Cold Tolerant
* Abundant, consistent harvests
* Early maturity


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
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Prunus 'Superior'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years