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Santa Rosa Plum Tree

Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'

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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.

$14.95
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Santa Rosa Plum Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Santa Rosa 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
$6.95
-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.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
Add a Decorative Pot

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



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

Mature Height:

20-25 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Harvest Time:

July

Fruit Color:

Red

Year to Bear:

0-1 years

Chill Hours (minimum):

300

You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Prunus salicina 'Santa Rosa'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, AR, CA, ID, LA, WA



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

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

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.





Santa Rosa Plum Tree Pollination


Santa Rosa 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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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
January 1, 2013
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.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Looking good
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.
April 20, 2015
Growing Zone:
9
Santa Rosa Plum Tree
I was more than supprised to receive my plum tree in such good shape. Beautiful, hardy tree.
July 29, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I just love the Santa Rosa Plum Tree that I bought from you.
The Santa Rosa Plum Tree that I purchased from you is beautiful. Although it was pretty large from the beginning, it has continued to grow and getup out new leaves. It's a very beautiful, hardy tree so far. I look forward to slowly increase the number of trees in my orchard, and I plan to get them all from you because you just can't improve on the service you give your customers. Thanks!
April 27, 2016
Savannah, GA
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
8
santarosa dwarf
very nicely packaged they are starting to bud cant wait to see results.
February 19, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
Santa Rosa Plum
Does well but is confused as our weather has been on again off again cold then hot then cold. Not usual for Mississippi. Growth is somewhat stunted due to weather but looks healthy and will eventually grow to full potential I assume. Good strong stock and in good condition when delivered. I really like Fast Growing Trees as a general rule healthy well tended stock but sometimes gets beat up in shipping even though it is always well packed shippers seem to throw the package around since it is smaller.
May 4, 2016
Biloxi, MS
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
Strong healthy and tall
My plum tree came very big, with a nice structure right out of the box. It has grown about a foot since I put it in the ground and looks very healthy.
May 16, 2016
DC
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
Surprising Rebound
When I first purchased my Santa Rosa Plum, I never thought it would live. It arrived with no apparent root, just one discolored area. The wrapping around it had come apart in shipping. I contacted Fast Growing Trees and they said to give it time and if it didn't make it a year, they would replace it. Doubting that it would make it, and hating the fact that I would have to wait an additional year for any fruit, I agreed. Well, I watered it (not easy to do as I am handicapped and must use a rollator), sprayed it when the leaves got holes in them and had some brown spots, and waited. It is now showing great new leaf growth from all the branches, and the top has reached even higher. The change in this tree is phenomenal! It has made me such a believer in Fast Growing Trees that I have ordered more blueberry bushes and avocado trees since that first order. They are worth the price as their trees live and do well. I just hope I get the fruits that I want!!
September 18, 2016
Woodbury, TN
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
Review Title
It looks fairly healthy,we just have to see what it does next year!
July 28, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago

Planting & Care



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


Santa Rosa Plum Tree Planting Diretions

The Santa Rosa plum tree (Prunus salicina ‘Santa Rosa’) is a medium size plum tree maturing to heights of 25 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Growing in USDA zones 5-9, this is one of the more temperature tolerant trees, tolerating cold down to -10 degrees. The Santa Rosa only requires 300 chill hours so it will produce plums well even in southern climates. This plum tree is self fertile only requiring one tree to produce plums, making it even better for the small home orchard. These sweet purple plums are a treat that are ready to harvest in mid-August making them a delightful summer treat.

Choosing a location: All plum trees need a full sun exposure location so be sure to pick a bright spot for the trees new home. Well draining, sandy soil is highly recommended with a pH range from 5.5 to 6.5 (which can be easily determined with an inexpensive soil testing kit from your local nursery/big box store). If possible, plant the tree in a South or West location to cut back on the wind which in turn will assist the tree in setting fruit.

Planting directions:
1) Prepare your hole by digging it three times as wide as the root ball and just as deeply.
2) Gently comb the root ball freeing up any compacted roots and place the tree.
3) Back fill the hole partially, pressing down gently as you go along and water to settle the soil.
4) Once the hole has been completely filled, add a layer of organic mulch around the tree to help conserve water. Do not let the mulch touch the trunk of the tree as this can promote rot and fungus.

Watering: Water your tree generously weekly, twice a week for the first growing season to help promote the growth. Deep watering encourages the roots to extend more deeply into the soil which in turn makes the tree more drought resistant. For young trees, a deep watering with a little over two gallons of water works well whereas adult trees will require around 8 gallons for each watering. If the edges of the tree’s leaves appear to be turning brown or wilting, then the tree is not receiving enough water. The bark at the base of the trunk will change from a light brown to dark brown (or black-ish) color if it’s receiving too much water.

Pruning: Give your tree a full year to get situated in its new home before attempting to prune. Young plum trees are typically pruned in the late winter to early spring seasons before buds begin to break. This will cut back on the possibility of “silver leaf disease” attacking the tree. More established plum trees will benefit from a midsummer pruning. Pruning isn’t very difficult but a necessity to “cut back” on broken limbs from heavy fruit production. Take off about 20% of the previous year’s growth with cuts at a 45 degree angle. Use a sterilized cutting tool (rubbing alcohol works perfectly) leaving the upright, vigorous branches plenty of space for light to penetrate.

Fertilizing: There are a couple of steps for proper fertilizing of your plum tree to ensure a healthy growing season. Young trees that are three years or younger will benefit from about a half cup of balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer formula applied once in around mid-April and again in early June. More established plum trees will require one annual application of the same balanced formula mid-April. Use 8 ounces for every year of the tree’s age. Fertilizer can burn the roots of younger trees so instead of taking the chance with chemicals, improve your soil’s fertility by amending compost into it.

Plum trees that are fertilized properly should grow about 1 foot to 18 inches per year. Symptoms of over fertilizing can include leaf scorching and excessive growth. If you’re noticing these issues then reduce the amount of fertilizer for the following year. Always be sure to water DEEPLY after every fertilizer application and avoid fertilizer getting too close to the trunk.

Harvesting: The best tasting plums are left on the tree to fully ripen before picking. Apply gentle pressure with your fingers to determine ripeness. Soft skin on the fruit means it’s ready to be picked. They should easily come off of the tree when ripened using a slight twist. Plums are best kept in the fridge as they unfortunately do not store for very long. If kept in the fridge, they may last a bit longer, closer to around 2-4 weeks.

*Tip: Birds can be attracted to the developing plums. Consider utilizing a “bird net” to preserve your plum fruit.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
Nice size and only need one to bear fruit.
Brian W on May 15, 2018
We have two plum trees and wanted to get one more.
jennifer p on Apr 11, 2018
Nice size and only need one to bear fruit.
Brian W on May 15, 2018
Mother's Day Gift
Robert W on May 12, 2018
We have two plum trees and wanted to get one more.
jennifer p on Apr 11, 2018
My wife wanted a plum tree and I wanted one I could grow in a container.
Chad G on Mar 29, 2018
Because I like Plum Fruit and the and this tree fits my weather zone.
Nalen D on Mar 25, 2018
Cross pollinator with Methley plum
Brooks V on Mar 12, 2018
Hoping they produce in a similar fashion to trees parents had.
tina m s on Feb 5, 2018
Requested birthday gift:-)
Sharon B on Dec 24, 2017
my son bought us one last year as a gift, so I am ordering one as a gift.
Mario and Vicki I on Dec 1, 2017
Our favorite plum tree, delicious plums
Mary T on Nov 9, 2017
Este arbolito a estado creciendo
araceli c on Oct 13, 2017
This was the same reason I chose this item. So I will have two plum trees to plant. I like how "FAST GROWING TREES" gets my purchase here right away.
Marlene S on Jul 26, 2017
Very good taste. Hardy tree.
William Dow W on Jul 17, 2017
I want my own healthy fruits.
Plumbs are the best for making own jam
Can't wait to pick up my own fruit
Thank you
Sanja D on Jun 26, 2017
Chill hours for my area and self-fertile.
Erik G on Jun 10, 2017
My spouse likes plums.
Patrick S on Jun 8, 2017
I chose this because it says takes up very little space, yet produces bushels of fruit and it's adaptable to most soil types and are self-fertile... cross pollination is not necessary. For a first time grower I am hoping this works for my zone 9.
Kari R on Jun 8, 2017
I like plums and need a cold hardy variety
Lenear B on May 17, 2017
Mother in law has one of these trees in their yard and the fruit is delicious. Hoping to be able to enjoy it at our house.
Rosemarie C on May 16, 2017
This tree was chosen because of the size and the fruit it produced. It was planted outside the kitchen window for my wife to enjoy.
T E on May 16, 2017
While walking through Piedmont Park in ATL I came across one of the trees. I knew if they tasted that good and grew that well in ATL I knew I could grow one just as well where I live. Moreover, the trees I purchased from FGT in the past did so well, it was a no brainer.
checkdasun on May 6, 2017
wanting a sweet plum
Dale b on May 1, 2017
Look like this tree bigger and easier plant.
Liuying L on Apr 27, 2017
I like
rodney l on Apr 26, 2017
Neighbor has a plum tree so in my limited side yard wouldn't need a second one to increase crop sizes
Matthew M on Apr 19, 2017
I all ready have a methley plum so i wanted another type to support better crop.
Robert G on Apr 3, 2017
I like plums so I went with this, I have plenty of Citrus trees growing.
Joseph A on Mar 3, 2017
looks pretty, and i like to eat plums.
Susan G on Feb 27, 2017
because it's about 7 feet with havy fruit bearing
Fabio V on Feb 24, 2017
The best plum for my area
Calvin R. W on Jan 30, 2017
My wife like the plum tree
Jerome B on Jan 21, 2017
beautiful flowers
renzo b on Dec 29, 2016
Fruit
Windy S on Nov 28, 2016
Self-pollinating, zone 9, very sweet.
Ian W t on Nov 13, 2016
I like to eat the plum
Walter A on Nov 8, 2016
We love plums and I wanted an ornamental fruit tree on the corner of my house...win, win!
Kelly S on Oct 23, 2016
we like them
Melanie J. K on Oct 16, 2016
it is suitable to grow in zone 5 and is an early Christmas gift which will keep giving fruit for years to come.
Susan P on Oct 6, 2016
They grow well in Indiana
Denise D on Sep 17, 2016
my husband and I really like plums and this is the only one we knew. we are going to try your other plums at a later time.
Mary P on Sep 7, 2016
Another hot favorite of the family's.
Meena A on Jun 20, 2016
like plums me and my family
Marvel P on Jun 12, 2016
The description of the tree made me want to try it. And, it was on sale!!
Linda W on Jun 11, 2016
it looks beautiful and I like plum.
Yan T on Jun 11, 2016
I do not know if I have ever eaten a Santa Rosa plum but was wanting to make plum jelly. so chose this one.
sharon c on Apr 14, 2016
I had hoped to have fruit production this year. Unfortunately, this tree did not survive.
Martha M on Apr 5, 2016
best plum we ever tasted. Sweet and juicy with deep red flesh, unlike other plums that are bitter.
TERI D on Mar 24, 2016
BECAUSE THE ZONE THAT I AM ,AND ALSO BECAUSE I NEED A PLUM TREE
ROSY W on Mar 9, 2016
to cross pollinate with the Plout, plus wanted a plumb tree
Paula F on Mar 9, 2016
Pollinator for wife's tree
F. Russ H on Jan 21, 2016
Mother's Day Gift
Robert W on May 12, 2018
My wife wanted a plum tree and I wanted one I could grow in a container.
Chad G on Mar 29, 2018
Is the Santa Rosa plum self-pollinating?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There is a bit of ambiguity about this. The Santa Rosa Plum is self-pollinating and will often bear well with no other plums the gardener knows about being in the area. However, if it doesn't bear well, you can always plant another plum (Methley is often recommended) for cross fertilization.
Why did my Santa Rosa plum tree suddenly die? This is only the 3rd summer of having it.
Yvonne O on Aug 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The best way to determine what happened to your Santa Rosa Plum is to contact your Extension Agent. They are in the best position to determine what caused the death of your tree because they know local conditions and problems.
Are the fruits attractive to the squirrels ?
Waleed A on Nov 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, squirrels love these plums just as much as people do! If you don't have a dog that likes to chase squirrels, you might need to use netting to protect the fruit at harvest time.
How long does it take before the Santa Rosa bares fruit?
Harry W on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Santa Rosa typically starts bearing fruit three to five years after planting.
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
BEST ANSWER: Depending on what type of worms they are would determine what would be the best method of treatment. You could call your local Agricultural department for assistance.
Is this a flowering tree?
Patricia S on Nov 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This tree has attractive flowers, but it is grown for the fruit it produces.
I would like to order plums, do they ship any to CA?
betty s on Aug 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Fast Growing Trees ships to the whole continental United States, so yes, they will ship to your California location, provided your selection will grow in your growing zone, and that it is a gprper time for planting.
Can you pot a SANTA ROSA PLUM TREE ?
Marie S on Jul 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can pot them or put them in the ground.
How many hours of chill (<45 degrees) does this tree need each year? Zone 10 has a pretty vast variance in chill hours. I'm in West LA, and we probably only get about 35 hrs/yr below 45 degrees.
Michael T on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not sure. I live in SW Michigan, and Midwest winters are pretty cold!
What fertilizer is best used for optimum growth? And how often?
Kari R on Jun 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are a couple of steps for proper fertilizing of your plum tree to ensure a healthy growing season. Young trees that are three years or younger will benefit from about a half cup of balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer formula applied once in around mid-April and again in early June. More established plum trees will require one annual application of the same balanced formula mid-April. Use 8 ounces for every year of the tree’s age. Fertilizer can burn the roots of younger trees so instead of taking the chance with chemicals, improve your soil’s fertility by amending compost into it.
Plum trees that are fertilized properly should grow about 1 foot to 18 inches per year. Symptoms of over fertilizing can include leaf scorching and excessive growth. If you’re noticing these issues then reduce the amount of fertilizer for the following year. Always be sure to water DEEPLY after every fertilizer application and avoid fertilizer getting too close to the trunk.
I bought one of these plum trees and planted it 5 days ago according to the planting instructions. All the leaves are progressively tuning brown and falling off. There is only about 2 new buds on the whole tree. Does this sound normal? Any suggestions?
Cole H on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is normal. It could be that it is experiencing "ship shock". Give it a little while and it should bounce back.
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: I think you are referring to suckers growing out of the bottom of the trunk below the graft line, and these should be cut back as soon as you see them. They will divert energy from your fruit formation, and can eventually take over the tree if left alone.
How often should I water a new dwarf Santa Rosa Plum tree?
eddyg on Sep 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Your plum tree will need to be watered regularly to make certain that the root system becomes well established. The soil surrounding your tree should be moist, but never saturated. Light green leaves can be a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves can be a sign of both over or under watering.
Does this tree have a weeping growth pattern?
Jed D. on Nov 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you mean... Do the limbs droop?

Our tree is young and thriving. It is doing well overall. The limbs show no indication of weeping, or drooping.

I hope this helps.
I live in zone 4 will this tree survive in zone 4?
Krishna D on Aug 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Santa Rosa Plum is for Zones 5 to 9 and is cold hardy down to -10F. I would not recommend this for your zone.
can you tell me how big the fruit is in inches? the santa rosa and the superior
Alan E on Dec 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They both are large fruits and will be 1 1/2 to 2 inches.
What is the latest time of year I can plant this in the ground in PA climate?
Michael B on Oct 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can plant it as late as about 6 weeks before your first hard freeze.
Does this require a cross-pollinator?
Karen on Sep 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I believe it is self-fertile but probably produces better with a pollinator.

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