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Black Ice Plum Tree

Prunus 'Lydecker'

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Frost-Friendly Plum Tree

Dubbed the California plum tree of the Midwest, Black Ice plum trees can withstand cold weather up to -30 degrees Fahrenheit! This means your tree won’t die well below freezing, so you can continue to reap the reward of sweet, juicy plums without ever having to worry about replanting after a cold winter.

Add Surprising Interest to Your Landscape
This Lydecker plum tree’s branches spread out and weep over the trunk creating a stunning architectural display to muse over every season. In the spring, little white, waxy flowers bloom against lush green foliage. In late July, big, purplish-black plums with red and yellow flesh will fill the boughs of your tree.

Get Extremely LARGE Plums
These plums aren’t just pretty — they’re big, too. Black Ice plums are the size of tennis balls!

The Black Ice Plum tree is the love child of a California cherry plum tree and a large Japanese plum tree called P. Salicina. The Black Ice plum inherited its size from the Japanese variety making it one of the largest hybrid plums.

The Black Ice is a little piece of human ingenuity in your own yard!

Perhaps the JUICIEST Plum You’ve Ever Tasted
The California cherry plum gives this black plum its sweet flavor. That’s why it’s known as a dessert plum.

Imagine baking your own plum pies and tarts. You’ll only need a couple of plums per recipe since they’re so big, which means you’ll have plenty more to bake and share with your neighbors, friends, and family.

Simple to Sustain, Little to Manage,
Black Ice Plum trees persevere in cold weather making them an exceptional selection if you live in areas where temperatures dip below freezing. These plum trees are also easy to maintain. They only require full to partial sun light and well-drained, fertile soil.

The Black Ice is also a dwarf plum tree, so it will take up less space in your yard. You could even plant it in a container.

Let the bees put in the work pollinating your trees, so you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labor while also seeing the spectacle of nature unfold before your eyes.

Very Popular at Farmers Markets
If the best farmers like this plum, you will too! The Black Ice plum tree is well known as a farmers market favorite. Impress your friends by having one of the most sought after plum trees around.

No need to rush the crowd and paw over plums when you can pick plenty at your leisure in your own yard!

Prepare for a fruitful summer by planting one of these black beauties yourself. Order now!

Full Planting & Care Instructions

Product Details

Mature Height:10-12 ft.
Mature Width:8-15 ft.
Sunlight:Full Sun
Growth Rate:Fast
Harvest Time:July-August
Botanical Name:Prunus 'Lydecker'
Does Not Ship To:AR,AZ,CA,ID,LA,OR,WA
Grows Well In Zones:3-8 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 3-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -30℉)

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Based on 43 reviews

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Purchased two very healthy trees

Purchased two very healthy trees

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The plant came well packed

The plant came well packed Just had a little bit of a problem that it wasn't in the pot it was in burlop bag I thought it was supposed to be in the pot

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Got my black ice plum for my new house First thing i bought,so far it loves me and I'm loving it. Thanks fast growing trees

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Carla P.
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Not As Expected

When this tree arrived, it had obvious insect damage (holes in the leaves). I couldn't find the insect so don't know what had found it so delicious. I did go ahead and plant the tree. So far, it seems to be doing okay; and, no more damage so the insect must have stayed behind at Fast Growing Trees.

Fast Growing Trees Plant ExpertWe are sorry for the inconvenience! This is completely cosmetic and please know that we do treat our trees while in our care but we are on outside nursery and are not able to prevent all insects from stopping in for a bite or two.
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Mark J.
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Black ice

Good healthy trees

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