Common Name: European plum
Species: P. domestica
Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 15 to 20 ft
Width: 15 to 20 ft
European plum is a deciduous tree growing to 39ft at a medium rate. This tree blooms in April with white to pink flower petals. The fruits are fleshy with a hard-covered seed in the middle. They ripen from July to November. Trees are usually self-fertile depending on the cultivar.
Where it grows:
Prefers moist to well-drained soils. Tolerant of acidic, alkaline, clay, and sandy soils. It can grow in full sun to partial shade.
How it’s used:
Used as a fruit harvest tree in a backyard orchard setting. Can be used as an ornamental. The fruit can be eaten just as they are when ripe or use to make jams or desserts.
Birds and mammals will make use of the fruit on this tree.
Where it is native to:
European plum is native to western Asia and Europe.