The Stanley Plum tree yields a fruit that is literally as good as it looks. The tasty, purple fruit is a perfect choice for canning, making preserves or simply drying.
A standard Stanley Plum tree grows to about 20-25 feet with a comparable spread. It can easily fit into most backyards and is extremely attractive.
In spring, white blossoms appear, contrasting pleasantly with the tree’s dark green leaves.
In September, the fragrant blossoms produce ripened fruit. The plums are oval and dark bluish-purple while the fruit inside is an orangish-yellow. It takes two to five years before a tree will bear fruit. A mature tree will yield approximately two to five bushels of fruit per tree.
A Stanley Plum tree should be exposed to full sunlight and planted in fertile, loamy, well-drained soil. Hardiness Zone: 5-8.