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Growing Zones: 4-8



Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

18-20 ft.

Mature Width:

18-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Chill Hours:

700

Botanical Name:

Prunus hybrid 'Superior'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA

The Plum Tree that is truly Superior

Here's why:

  • Sweet and juicy Plums
  • Lush green
  • Highly productive with reliable harvests
  • Hardy species with excellent cold tolerance down to -30F

Don't settle for less when you can have a Superior Plum Tree

Now comes a plum so superior to other varieties that choosing its commercial name was easy. Introducing the Superior Plum Tree. The incredible spring blooms are only outdone in color by the eye-popping, cherry-red plums that weigh down the branches in their large numbers.

A cross between a Japanese and American variety plum, the Superior was bred to produce top quality fruit in a hardy tree that can stand up well to the coldest winter chills. Despite its tolerance to bitter temperatures, the Superior looks right at home in the spring, producing lovely, ornamental blooms throughout the tree. Like the name says, the fruit, color and strength are all Superior.

Superior Defines Juicy

Aside from the trees numerous attributes, it's the fruit that will win you over. Substantially sized, flawlessly symmetrical and finished off with the perfect color, the Superior Plum is a visually outstanding specimen of a fruit. As they ripen, they look as though they're bursting with juice and flavor. And they are. This is an excellent dessert plum. Slice and cover ice creams, mix into refreshing fruit salads or just grab one and enjoy it right off the tree. The taste is quintessential plum from a tree that lives up to its name.

When you want the best, you want Superior. Order yours today.





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Healthy tree with pretty blooms
Arrived last fall. This Spring tree is growing well, had nice blooms.
May 2, 2016
Cookeville, TN
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1 year ago
Growing Zone:
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Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Superior Plum Tree



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Superior 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.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Superior 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 Superior Plum Tree again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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I love Plum and you all have the best i can fine
Clifton B on Apr 13, 2016
like plums
sergey s on Apr 8, 2016
I love Plum and you all have the best i can fine
Clifton B on Apr 13, 2016
Decorative and bares fruit
Jeff S on Apr 10, 2016
like plums
sergey s on Apr 8, 2016
It's a plum, need I say more.
Jimmy J on Apr 2, 2016
had some on old property that I liked
jd b on Feb 3, 2016
Decorative and bares fruit
Jeff S on Apr 10, 2016
It's a plum, need I say more.
Jimmy J on Apr 2, 2016
Is the tree self fertile?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Superior Plum Tree is self fertile, but will produce a better yield of fruit if it has a mate either of the same variety of Plum tree or a different variety to cross pollinate with.
I am planting a variety of trees in rows of three and am planting them twice the distance from each other as their widths, e.g. If their width at maturity is 10 feet, then I am planting them 20 feet apart. Is that ok? Also, I am planting the trees in columns where the distance is twice their height at maturity. Is that ok?
Chris on Mar 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. that is perfect for optimum fruit production. Depending on your planting area and number of trees. If used for landscape purpose. you may like the visual of closer spacing . Proper pruning will keep them thin and not over crowded.
I'm limited with space, I got a spot about 7ft away from the
house I would like to plant this. Would the root system affect my foundation? If so u recommend a fruit tree that'll work.
andre on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I see no reason you cannot plant this tree. I have a Plum tree that is 12 years old and the roots do not go out that far and do not come up to the surface. Last year I purchased another and it looks lovely; they are really lovely trees. Good luck.
Do you need 2 trees to bare fruit?
Alan S on Mar 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Superior Plum Tree is self fertile, but will produce a better yield of fruit if it has a mate either of the same variety of Plum tree or a different variety to cross pollinate with.
How often and what kind of fertilizer should I use? My plant is one year in the ground and is about 7 ft tall.
Big-D on Dec 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Do not fertilize young fruit trees until they have set a crop. Fertilize with a 10-10-10 in the late winter/early spring 10-10-10.
Can plum tree survive in high temp. from 37- 42 deg. C ?
badari r on Jun 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Superior Plum Tree can handle temperatures up to zone 8. In zone 9 it starts to get a little too hot. The heat that your tree can withstand depends on your location.

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