Plum trees level up any landscaping. Enjoy abundant spring flowers, sweet fragrance and unique foliage with our selection of low-maintenance ornamental plum trees.
A Range of Plum Tree Varieties
The flowering plum tree category provides a vast range of leaf colors, flower colors and tree sizes. These ornamental plums are a great addition to most landscapes because of their plentiful choices for flower colors and tree structures. The purple leaf color of the Thundercloud Plum makes it the perfect tree to bring attention to a yard that lacks luster. If you’re looking for something small but showy, the white flowers of the diminutive Princess Kay Plum will certainly brighten up a dull area. It is, however, a fruitless plum tree, but it has become a popular flowering and foliage accent tree because it avoids the mess of dropping fruit. For added drama, a Purple Plunge™ Weeping Flowering Plum explodes with pinkish-purple spring blooms that are redolent with sweet perfume and attract copious pollinators. Purple-red foliage shines all summer long, then deepens to a rich purple in the fall before revealing sculptural weeping branches to accent your winter landscape.
Low-Maintenance Flowering Plum Trees
Growing flowering plum trees is both easy and rewarding. These trees offer gorgeous spring blossoms and serve an ornamental function in the yard throughout the growing season. They are also very hardy and thrive in a variety of soil types. Many ornamental plums will produce small fruits for wildlife. If you are a birdwatcher, plant a Chickasaw Plum in an area by a window so you can view birds as they feed. Looking for a plum tree that produces fruit you can enjoy, too? The unique frosted skin, green flesh and sweet flavor of the fruit from a Green Gage Bavay’s Plum Tree will delight and nourish your family. This heirloom variety from Belgium can even withstand a late frost in USDA planting zones 4 through 8.
Plum trees should not be planted too close to homes or other trees, as the roots and branches need plenty of room to spread. Plum trees are fast growing, and most flower very early in their life cycle, so the flowers may be enjoyed soon after planting. These ornamental trees require vary little pruning and pair well with under-plantings of groundcover in complementary colors.
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