The Santa Rosa Plum tree is a favorite cultivar among home gardeners for its lush fruit and low maintenance qualities.
The Santa Rosa produces high-quality, large, red fruit growing with golden yellow flesh that appear in early spring and ripen in mid July. They have a wide variety of culinary uses, including freezing, making ice cream, plum jelly and preserves. The Santa Rosa Plum Tree is an excellent option for cross pollinating other fruit including other plum trees, pear trees, and peach trees.
This european plum tree prefers well-drained soil, full sun and is a self-fertile tree. The Santa Rosa should be pruned each year during the dormant time of winter. You should water your Santa Rosa at least once a week during the growing season especially as a young tree when roots are establishing.
Grows best across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 6-10. This plum tree requires around 300 to 400 chill hours for best results in fruiting. It is a heat tolerant tree and prefers the southern climates. Plant fruit trees in the spring for best results.
Also known as the Weeping Santa Rosa Plum tree because of its semi dwarf like size. This fruit variety of plum tree can grow more wide than it is tall. At a mature height of 15-20 feet tall and 18-25 feet wide this tree requires space for its branches and its root system to grow.
The stone fruits of this Japanese plum are delicious when eaten fresh and the more you pick them the greater the fruit production will be. Discovered by Luther Burbank in 1885, an American botanist and horticulture pioneer discovered this plum tree. Everyone was so amazed by the fresh eating plums it won many awards and has been cherished for generations.
Easy to care for and free of pests and diseases, the plum tree santa rosa is an excellent choice for backyard enthusiasts and orchardists alike. Ships rooted in a container with soil, does not ship bare root.
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Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'
- Edible fruit
- Showy spring flowers
- Heat tolerant