Sweet & Juicy Plums Produced in Summer
The Scarlet Beauty Plum tree lives up to its name with its lush red-fleshed fruit and delicious flavor perfect for fresh eating!
Developed by plant breeder Ronald Lambert of Wachula, FL, this Prunus salicina cultivar is a low-chill Japanese-style plum tree that makes an excellent fruit cultivar for even south Florida. Grows mostly in the southern states and is a great small plum tree for home gardeners.
Scarlet Beauty’s plums fruit is medium sized with bright red streaked amber flesh and soft skin. Plums ripen in May or early summer. This cultivar requires a low chill time of 150 hours to produce fruit. Fruit production will begin after 1-3 years of planting. Is your red plum tree not producing a crop of fruit? Check out our blog on Why are There No Plums on my tree.
The Scarlet Beauty Red Plum Tree is also self-pollinating but does very well with a pollinator such as ‘Gulf Ruby,’ ‘Gulf Blaze,’ or ‘Gulf Gold;’ and does exceptionally well in warmer climates.
Growing plums has never been easier with this low maintenance fruit tree! Read below for more scarlet beauty plum information.
JAPANESE PLUM TREE CARE
Best grown across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-10. Cannot handle freezing temperatures and high chill hours of the northern states. If you have this tree in a large container it can be grown in cooler climates. Protect your tree from winter frosts by mulching or covering it with a sheet.
Be sure to space these shade trees at least 12-15 feet apart. This dwarf red plum fruit tree can grow up to 10 feet tall and 5-10 feet wide giving it a small compact space even at full maturity. Prune your plum tree in late winter when it is dormant to maintain desired size and shape.
Grows best across the United States in USDA growing zones 7-10. The Red Beauty Plum tree prefers full sun and well draining soil. Plum trees like slightly alkaline soil for best fruit production.
Water the tree thoroughly for the first few years to establish a good root system. After this flowering plum tree is established, it is moderately drought tolerant. A slow release fertilizer in the early spring growing season will encourage new growth and spring flowers.
The Scarlet plum variety is a great low maintenance fruit tree for orchardists and backyard enthusiasts alike. You cannot go wrong with the Scarlet Plum tree because it is easy to grow and produces delicious plums that are home grown!
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replacement of scarlet beauty plum tree
due to carrier damage. these people replaced my plant with very outstanding trees! even though the damage wasn’t their fault. very cordial response and was overall very pleased with the new plants. would reccomend them and hope to buy more plants.
Hi there, Thank you for your awesome support of our family-owned business, we really appreciate customers like you that take a bit of time from their day to leave us a great and honest review. We hope you love your new plant and that it thrives for years to come. We're always happy to help our customers with what they need! Best, Shirley
The tree came healthy and packed carefully that insured a positive delivery. The tree is full of new growth in just over a week that I have had it planted in the ground.
Hi Joseph! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a few kind words. Happy to hear your Scarlet Beauty Plum Tree is thriving. Happy plum picking!
Thank you for your Scarlet Beauty Plum Tree order, Ronald. All the best.
This plum tree exceeded all my expectations! Came with baby plums on the tree. Going to order another one to improve the cross pollination even though it is self fertile. A great addition to my backyard orchard
Our goal is to always provide the best service possible, Meredith and happy to hear everything went well with your Scarlet Beauty Plum Tree order. Happy harvesting!
Just a note to let you know that the Scarlet Beauty plum tree we bought from you last year is gorgeous and is now covered in healthy and beautiful plums. We are very pleased. We had bought from other nurseries last year, but those trees do not compare with your tree. We will certainly buy from you again and we have sung the praises of this tree to our friends who also have fruit orchards.
Hi George! We truly appreciate the trust you put in Perfect Plants for your Scarlet Beauty Plum Tree order. Happy harvesting!