Scarlet Beauty Plum Tree

Scarlet Beauty Plum Tree

6 reviews
  • Sweet

  • edible fruit

  • Heat tolerant

  • Low chill hours

  • Self-fertile

Regular price $124.99 Sale price $99.99 20% off

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • 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

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.


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!

Shop the Scarlet Beauty Plum fruit tree for sale.

Check out our blog about Pollination in Fruit Trees.

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

Shipping information

Once your Scarlet Beauty 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 'Scarlet Beauty'

Full Sun

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
5-10 ft

Mature Height
10 ft

Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

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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.

Joseph T.

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.

Ronald W.


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

George B.

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.

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