Italian Plum Tree
Italian Plum Tree

Italian Plum Tree


Easy-Care Tree & Versatile Fruit Italian Plum Tree Superior Flavored Fruit Dark Blue-Black Skin Very Sweet Yellow Flesh Dried, Eat Fresh & Preserves Freestone Plums Self-Fruitful Adaptive To A Variety Of Soils Pinkish-White Blooms Fragrant & Ca

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Easy-Care Tree & Versatile Fruit Italian Plum TreeSuperior Flavored Fruit
Dark Blue-Black Skin
Very Sweet Yellow Flesh
Dried, Eat Fresh & Preserves
Freestone Plums
Adaptive To A Variety Of Soils
Pinkish-White Blooms
Fragrant & Calls Pollinators
Smaller Size Canopy
Lush Green Foliage
August Harvest
~800 Chill Hours
Italian Plum Tree (Prunus ‘Italian’) is a fruit-bearing tree that provides a harvest of versatile fruit of superior quality. Delightful orchard favorites for a reliable harvest and versatility in the landscape and kitchen!
Your Italian Plum Tree features a spring bloom of lovely pink and white blossoms, but it of course most beloved for its August harvest of delectable, freestone sweet, dark purple fruit. In fact, Italian Plums are among the most popular you can buy and often dried as prunes.
Not only delicious and versatile but also beautiful, Italian Plums are medium-large with a dramatic, purple-black skin and green-hued, yellow flesh. When cooked, the juice transforms to a deep red that is a breathtaking addition to culinary dishes.
They’re incredibly versatile, being used in canning, cooking…and of course sumptuous eaten fresh. The sweet flavor is a rich blend of sweetness with a lemon-tart edge that sets it apart from the common taste of other plums.
How to Use Italian Plum Tree In The LandscapeItalian Prune Plum Trees form a dense canopy, and the size of these trees makes them fantastic for tucking into established landscapes and existing orchards! Perfect for shading garden beds and seating areas while still allowing the delectable fruit to be within easy reach!
An Italian Plum would be adorable near your front door where you can enjoy it every time you walk by. Plant outside a window where you’ll always be able to keep tabs on your developing fruit!
An ideal ornamental flowering specimen and accent tree for dual-purpose gardening use! These beautiful trees enhance the landscape year-round.
#ProPlantTips For CarePlant one in a spot with good drainage and full sun although it will tolerate just a touch of shade in the hottest growing zones of 5 through 9.
Provide ample water during establishment, not allowing it to dry out between waterings. Watering older trees moderately, yet consistently during the heat of summer and when fruiting.
Adaptable to a variety of soil types, any fertile, well-drained soil is fantastic. Italian Plum doesn’t need a pollinator to produce a harvest but does better with another European Plum pollinator. A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
It’s considered an easy tree to get established and can be expected to bear fruit within only two years. Low maintenance, prune to keep an open canopy so that both sunlight and airflow reach the interior. Our Garden Blog has more Fruit Tree Planting, Fruit Tree Pruning and Plum Tree Care information!
For a Plum with exceptional flavor and a multitude of uses, Italian Plum is the choice for you. With very little effort, you can expect a heavy harvest of some of the most delicious plums you’ve ever tasted. Try one today by ordering at!
Plum Tree Frequently Asked QuestionsHow long does it take for Italian Plum Trees to bear fruit?Nature Hills Nursery sells fruit trees with mature root systems that are already three to four years old, so you’ll enjoy fruit sooner than you would with younger trees! Expect young Plum trees to begin fruiting usually by the 2nd to 4th year after they establish in your landscape.
How big do Italian Plum trees grow? How fast do Plum trees grow?The Italian Plum tree can grow to a mature height of 15-20 feet and a mature width of 12-20 feet.
Once your Plum tree has been established (after the first year), it can typically add 13-24 inches of new growth per growing season. If your plants are growing less than that in a season, it may be worth your while to check the fertility level.
Where is the best place to plant a Italian Plum Trees?Plum trees grow best in well-drained, fertile soil in at least 6 hours of full sun per day or more. Provide good air circulation and moderate, yet consistent water in well-drained, fertile soil.
Do You Need 2 Plum Trees to Produce Fruit?The Italian Plum trees are self fertile, so planting more than one Plum tree that blooms at about the same time, boosts yields on both trees and extends your harvest time!
No room? Look into High-Density Planting techniques, or choose a semi-dwarf or dwarf fruit tree.
When Should Italian Plum Tree be Planted?Bareroot Plum trees can be planted in spring when they are available in your area. Container-grown Plum trees can be very successfully transplanted all throughout the growing season. Check for first and last frost dates for your area with your local County Extension Office.
Plant bareroot Plum trees in the early spring.
Plant container-grown trees anytime the ground is not frozen by digging a hole as deep as the soil line and twice as wide.
How Do I Find Italian Plum Trees for Sale Near Me?Make your life easier and your landscape tastier by shopping for Plum trees at online fruit tree nursery. You’ll find a massive selection of fruit trees for sale, including many lovely Plum tree varieties!
Choose the right tree for your area by first finding your USDA growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.
Place your order, knowing it’s backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren’t sent to prohibited areas.
Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest for those plants that ship in fall, winter, or early spring.
Shop the selection of mature Plum trees for sale at Nature Hills Nursery and place your order for Italian Plum Tree today.
What shipping options do you offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Italian Plum Tree for sale here at!