Methley Plum Tree

Methley Plum Tree

10 reviews
  • Edible fruit

  • Fragrant
  • white flowers

  • Disease resistant

  • Heat tolerant

Regular price $119.99 Sale price $99.99 17% off

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  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X


Looking for a delicious plum tree that looks great in your landscape all year long and is fresh eating? Look no further than the Methley Plum tree cultivar!

This variety blooms beautiful, fragrant white flowers with a bloom time beginning in spring. The dwarf Methley Plum tree produces sweet, reddish purple fleshed fruit that ripens in mid summer and is of medium size.

It is self-pollinating, but planting two or more will result in a better crop from cross pollination.  Only around 250 chill hours are required for the plum tree to set fruit.

This early blooming european plum produces heavy annual crops of juicy sweet red fruit, with a crisp, mild flavored red flesh. Perfect for eating fresh right off the tree or making a sweet jam!


The Methley Plum tree does best in loamy, well-drained soil, and full sun. The tree is exceptionally disease resistant, heat tolerant, and also often serves as a pollinator for other Japanese plum trees.

The Methley Plum has a very fast growth rate. The semi dwarf tree can grow up to 12-15 inches per year. In addition, it can grow up to 15-20 feet tall at full maturity. Grow the Methley Japanese plum across the United States in USDA zones 5-9. It is a very cold hardy fruit tree!

One of the most rewarding fruit trees as they can produce fruit as a young tree in the first 1-2 years of planting. Fertilize in the early spring growing season to encourage plums with a slow release fertilizer.

Overall, a very easy to grow plum tree. We ship these trees rooted in soil in containers, they are not shipped bare root. This is to ensure the safety of the trees. No plums on your tree? We can help with that.

Shop our Methley Plum tree for sale.

Check out the Plum Growing Guide and Growing Fruit Trees in Containers Blog for more information on planting, harvesting, and reaping the benefits of this amazing tree!

Shipping information

Once your Methley Plum Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Prunus salicina

Full Sun

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
18-20 ft

Mature Height
15-20 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Just What I Wanted

Arrived in excellent shape. Just as described. They are thriving. Will order from Perfect Plants again.

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Great service

The tree arrived with instructions for planting and care that I followed and a week or two later the tree seems to be doing great

Michelle B.

Healthy, shipped well, put on new growth in a week!!


Perfect Plants

Hi Michelle, Thanks again for your continued support! I hope you and the Methley Plum Tree are doing fantastic. We appreciate the reviews!


It was dead.


Perfect Plants

Hello Victor, We hope to have taken care of you, please reach out to us if you still require assistance.

Keith S.

The tree was in good condition but it was 4 feet not 5-6 as I paid for which was disconcerting.

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