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Santa Rosa Plum Tree 

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The EZ Pick Santa Rosa Plum is a delicious purple skinned plum with sweet yellow skin. How wonderful to be able to reach right up and pick a plum from your own backyard!


Santa Rosa Plum Tree

Most Popular - Most Demanded Plum Tree for the Home Orchard!

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Have world famous, sweet Santa Rosa plums just outside your door! The most popular plum tree for commercial use and home growing. 

These trees produce an abundant harvest of sweetly flavored, dark purple fruit each year. Adaptable to most soil types and are self-fertile… cross pollination is not necessary, but will increase fruit production when a second plum tree is planted nearby. 

The Santa Rosa tree takes up very little space, yet produces bushels of fruit. 

Santa Rosa plums appear in mid-June and ripen in mid-August. Delicious when eaten fresh… perfect for drying and baking as well. 

Your tree has been continuously pruned to encourage more branching. More branching means more fruit, earlier production and a healthier tree. This process takes us up to a year longer than our competitors, but you'll find that it makes a huge difference. 

Prior to shipping, your trees receive a final pruning at no additional cost. 

The plums that you purchase in the supermarket are sprayed with insecticides and fungicides that are difficult to wash off completely. This is especially true for plums imported from Central and South America. 

But now, you can easily grow your own Santa Rosa plums without chemicals for tastier, healthier and fresher fruit. 

Growing Zones: 5-10

Mature Height: 20-25 ft.
Mature Width: 10-20 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Rootstock: MARIANA 26-24
Botanical Name: Prunus salicina (Santa Rosa)
Growing Zones 5-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Santa Rosa Plum Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Santa Rosa Plum Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Santa Rosa Plum Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Santa Rosa Plum Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I purchased this tree along with a pollinator plum tree last fall and they came with a few branches & leaves... went dormant for the winter... now it's spring and they are both doing quite well. May not see any fruit for a year or 2 though so I can't review on the plums themselves.
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December 31, 2012
3 years ago
I ordered 5 of this plum tree and I was very impressed with the fast shipping (3 days) and the great and thoughtful packaged. this is the best plant order I have gotten from any company I will be buying all my future orders with fast-growing-trees. thanks, ross way far
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santarosa dwarf
very nicely packaged they are starting to bud cant wait to see results.
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I've had my tree for about a month. It arrived about 5 ft. tall. Very well packaged. I planted it well, following the planting recommendations. I now have leaves sprouting. Everything's looking good.
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Is the Santa Rosa plum self-pollinating?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2014
Why did my Santa Rosa plum tree suddenly die? This is only the 3rd summer of having it.
Yvonne O on Aug 5, 2014
Are the fruits attractive to the squirrels ?
Waleed A on Nov 13, 2014
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I would like to order plums, do they ship any to CA?
betty s on Aug 29, 2014
Best Answer: This is a nursery, not a fruit stand.
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How long does it take before the Santa Rosa bares fruit?
Harry W on Apr 9, 2015
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Is this a flowering tree?
Patricia S on Nov 13, 2014
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Is it necessary to cut the growth from the bottom of my plum tree, does it have any adverse effect on the growth of the tree or fruit?
Jackie on Sep 9, 2014
Best Answer: Don't know they harsh winter we had killed them , I think . No leaves so far this year .
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What is the cost of the Santa Rosa Plum?
Peggy M on Apr 24, 2015
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I had two plum trees. worms got in both trees & one died how can this be prevented? I would like to get one more to pollinate the one I still have?
Peggy M on Apr 23, 2015
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.