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Methley Plum Tree

Prunus salicina


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Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

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Methley Plum Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Methley Plum Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-20 ft.

Mature Width:

10-15 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


20 ft.

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Year to Bear:

1-2 years

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Botanical Name:

Prunus salicina

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Learn why we stopped selling bare-root

Attractive - Easy to Grow - Bushels of Plums

You'll love picking these delicious, sun ripened Methley plums from your very own tree... just outside your door!

This vigorous plum tree, considered more productive and attractive than just about any other plum tree, produces an abundant harvest of fruit each year.

So much, in fact, that one harvest requires multiple pickings! It's an upright, spreading tree with pretty springtime blossoms and glossy green leaves that make it quite ornamental.

The juicy, deep red fruit of the Methley is harvested in late June to early July, and is delicious... eaten freshly picked or make into preserves.

The Methley is self-fertile and does not require another plum tree to produce fruit, and it is a dwarf variety that grows to only 10-20 feet tall.

This makes it the ideal plum tree for limited spaces. It is also a low maintenance tree that requires little to no pruning. Disease resistant and tolerant of dry, hot conditions. Prefers full sun, but is adaptable to nearly any type of soil. An ideal fruit tree for growing zones 5-9.

Methley Plum Tree Pollination

Methley Plum Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
Received my Methley Plum Tree last week. It was in good shape w/ lots of leaves, planted the next day per instructions, water, soil, used planting kit. Next day leaves were dying, in two days all leaves are dead, Have soaker hose around the tree & my orange trees. I am in Texas and temperature has been in 90's.
January 1, 2013
over 3 years ago
Awesome plum trees! I already have about 12 plums going on one of these trees. They are already pruned & shaped nicely, so very low maintenance, just add water! I love this tree. I have other fruit trees that are well, but this is my first plum
January 1, 2013
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Tough and beautiful
I bought 6 of them in May 2014.. I couldn't plant them 'til they were bone dry. None of them should have survived, but every one did and they spent the summer growing splendidly The Massachusetts weather allowed them to be watered only when first planted. . Beautiful well-branched trees. Incidentally, although they were in planters, they looked and behaved like bare-root, which may be why they survived drying out. We are rated Zone 5, but it's pretty cold. I'll be interested to see how they handle it.
January 4, 2015
Warwick, MA
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We planted our plum tree end of 2010 season, to date we have not had any fruit after blossoming.Peach tree planted same time has had a couple of dozen tasty peaches this season
January 1, 2013
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Very satisfied
The plant was bigger than I expected.I planted it in 7 days and it is showing signs of new groth
August 12, 2015
albuquerque, NM
1 year ago
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Bearing fruit!
Bought my tree three years ago. Definitely fast growing.i prune it as recommended it is starting to produce fruit, some last year. Some insect made holes in them , more this year. Put netting around the fruits
May 4, 2016
Dayton, MD
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First season Methley Plum Tree
Purchased the tree in the fall, stuck it in my greenhouse until the March. As soon as I put in the ground it started gerting leaves and blossoms. Only got 1 plum to hold but the brds got it. Looking forward to next year. Hoping it gets cold enough to generate a bountiful harvest.
July 24, 2015
over 2 years ago
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Just recieved my Methley Plum tree yesturday along with my lavender rhodadendrum, both look to be in excellent health and I'm very excited to get them into the ground. I'll update this spring when they start blooming. Can't wait!
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
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received in good shape - timely delivery - I don't know what else to say to fulfill this imposing minimal length requirement.
August 5, 2015
1 year ago
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did not bear any fruit this year Tom may be planted a little late but can't wait for next year
July 31, 2015
1 year ago

Planting & Care

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

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Methley 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 Methley 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 Methley Plum Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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I have a Santa Rosa and I need a cross pollinator because my yield is low on the Santa Rosa.
Lynn G on Apr 10, 2017
To cross pollinate my other plum trees
Russell M on Mar 15, 2017
I have a Santa Rosa and I need a cross pollinator because my yield is low on the Santa Rosa.
Lynn G on Apr 10, 2017
I didn't have a plum tree in my yard so needed one.
Linda L on Mar 25, 2017
To cross pollinate my other plum trees
Russell M on Mar 15, 2017
Self pollinating
Barry U on Feb 22, 2017
Flavor, fast grower, hardiness
Geoffrey B on Feb 11, 2017
Wanted a small plum tree which is easy to grow
ihor stefan b on Feb 9, 2017
Might improve out put of my Santa Rosa plum
Calvin R. W on Jan 30, 2017
This is just to say. I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox.
Andrew C on Dec 17, 2016
Windy S on Nov 28, 2016
I got this for my dad to plant in his yard he loves fruit bearing trees.
STEPHANIE J on Oct 9, 2016
Ilike them
Kevin H on Oct 2, 2016
Beautiful blooms
Irina Z on Sep 26, 2016
Based on reveiws and feedback, hopeful that this will be delicious!
Dave S on Sep 6, 2016
We are building a new home with acreage and want to start a small orchard. We like that this tree is self pollinating.
Kenni H on Sep 3, 2016
I love plums and several trees grow in the valley near the Kickapoo river
Eric K on Apr 22, 2016
once again I purchased this plum for pollinating my Santa Rosa that I purchased in February.
sharon c on Apr 14, 2016
Limited space to grow, self-fertile, and attractive
John S on Apr 10, 2016
Decorative and bares fruit
Jeff S on Apr 10, 2016
like plums
sergey s on Apr 8, 2016
Plum pudding
Jerry S on Mar 20, 2016
Product description and research told us this was the best pick for our grow zone.
James K on Mar 12, 2016
It doesn't need a pollinator. It is self fertile.
Virginia A M on Feb 25, 2016
Self-pollinating, understory tree. Should go well in my garden. If it works out, I'll purchase a few more.
Ada J on Jan 27, 2016
Wife likes them
F. Russ H on Jan 21, 2016
Because I love plums.
Kat K on Aug 26, 2015
I didn't have a plum tree in my yard so needed one.
Linda L on Mar 25, 2017
Self pollinating
Barry U on Feb 22, 2017
why you do not ship the plum trees to louisiana? and so many other trees?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: From the USDA Website.

"To protect the Nation's plant and natural resources harmful plant pests, diseases, and noxious weeds, USDA has the authority to prohibit or restrict the interstate movement of certain plants and plant products, including fruits and vegetables. To determine if USDA prohibits or restricts the interstate movement of a particular item, we encourage you to contact the State Plant Heath Director for your destination State."

Hope this helps.
How soon will it produce fruit after planting?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I found some that already had the fruit already on it, 2 plum and one pear for 27.50 you bet I grabbed all 3.
How many gallons is the container?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It might have been a gallon or so. It didn't come with a huge root ball -- BUT it is the fastest growing of all the trees we have bought from these people. And beautiful! Jack
Will the 5-6 ft methley plum tree produce fruit in its first season?
Pameljit K on Jul 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it would have for me but very late frost killed the plums this year but there were a lot of plums on it. The tree did double in size this summer so next year should be great
when is best time of year to plant a plum tree?
A shopper on Jul 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I don't think it makes a lot of difference. We have planted fruit trees at all times of the year and they thrive. We follow directions from the grower, fertilize properly and keep them watered. We have two plums, a fruit cocktail, apple, three kind of cherriesand a pear tree. I also have five beautiful ornamental weeping snowfountain cherry trees. They are all beautiful!
What is the coldest temperature this tree can withstand?
Rosemarie G on Sep 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I put 3 in last year and 2 survived. They are in Zone 4 and it was a pretty cold winter.
Is it self pollinating?
Tiffany S on Apr 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is self-fertile, but will produce a better yield of fruit if it has a mate.
Is it self pollinating?
Frank A on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is self-fertile, but will produce a better yield of fruit if it has a mate.
I live in southeastern Oklahoma about 40 miles north of the state line of Texas. When should I plant Methley Plum tree?
Skip on Apr 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Spring/Fall is a good time to plant, or even in winter while they are dormant.

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