SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Requires annual pruning for quality fruit. Favorable plant climate zones depends on varieties; Check with local nurseries.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Europe.
Additional Common Names
EUROPEAN PLUM, EUROPEAN PRUNE
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 - 15 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Obovate to Ovate, Dark Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Prolific, Black, Yellow or Mostly Green Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer Edible.
Bark Dark Brown, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit or Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 23.
Exposure Full Sun.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars and Spider Mites, Armillaria, Anthracnose, Fire Blight, Brown Rot, Canker, Crown Rot, Gummosis, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Rust, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Low.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, and Birds.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus domestica Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 21, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prunus-domestica >