MOUNT ROYAL PLUM - PRUNUS 'MOUNT ROYAL'

Mount Royal plum bud
Mount Royal plum foliage

Common Name: Mount Royal plum

Scientific Name: 
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Species: 'Mount Royal'

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 7
Height: 10 to 12 ft
Width: 8 to 10 ft

Description: Mount Royal plum is a variety of European plum (P. domestica). This tree is a self-pollinator. The flowers are white, showy, fragrant, and bloom in the spring. Blue drupes are ripe in August and are sweet and tender. They can be eaten fresh, dried, or in baked goods. The dark green foliage turns yellow in the autumn. 

It can be used in an edible landscape, orchard, under power lines, or as a speciman tree. It needs full sun and even soil moisture. Mount Royal plum is tolerant to inner city environments, soil type, and most pH levels. Expected age is 40 years in ideal conditions. The fruit can be messy if they are not harvested. Maintanence is needed for this tree; pruning should be done in late winter after extreme cold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References:

Accessed online. http://www.thetreefarm.com/plum-mount-royal. 24 July 2019

Accessed online. https://plants.gertens.com/12070009/Plant/1143/Mount_Royal_Plum/. 24 July 2019

Accessed online. https://raintreenursery.com/fruit-trees/mount-royal-e-plum-marianna-2624-c181a. 24 July 2019

Accessed online. http://uncommonfruit.cias.wisc.edu/european-plum/. 24 July 2019