The Prunus salicina 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. The tree yields an abundant harvest of delicious plums!
They have a wide variety of culinary uses, including freezing, making ice cream, plum jelly and preserves. 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.
Developed 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.
The beautiful weeping branches producing fruit will bloom luscious white flowers that load the tree to prepare for pollination.
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 tree at least once a week during the growing season especially as a young tree when roots are establishing.
Tree 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.
The Weeping Santa Rosa Plum size is semi dwarf. This plum variety 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.
Easy to grow and care for and free of pests and diseases, the plum tree santa rosa is an excellent choice for backyard enthusiasts and orchardists alike. This is not a bare root tree, it ships rooted in a container with soil.
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Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'
- Edible fruit
- Showy spring flowers
- Heat tolerant