The Santa Rosa is a favorite cultivar among home gardeners for its lush fruit and low maintenance.
The Santa Rosa plum produces high-quality, large, red fruits with golden yellow flesh that appear in early spring and ripen in mid July. They have a wide variety of uses, including freezing, making ice cream, jelly and preserves. The Santa Rosa Plum Tree is an excellent option for a pollinizer for other fruit trees.
This plum tree prefers well-drained soil and full sunlight and is a self-fertile tree. The Santa Rosa should be pruned each year during its dormant time in winter, and you should water your Santa Rosa at least once a week during the growing season. Grows best in USDA plant hardiness zones 6-10. This plum cultivar requires around 300 chill hours for best results.
Also known as the Weeping Santa Rosa Plum tree because of its semi dwarf like size. This 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.
The stone fruits of this japanese plum can be eaten fresh and the more you pick them the greater the fruit production will be. Discovered by Luther Burbank, an American botanist and horticulture pioneer discovered this plum tree. Everyone was so amazed by the fresh eating plums it won many awards.
Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'
- Edible fruit
- Showy spring flowers
- Heat tolerant