Prunus americana x Prunus salicina
Grows 5 m (18′) tall and 5 m (14′) .
Prepare a hole that is about twice the size of the root mass. Dig in one bucketful of well-rotted organic material before planting.
Well-drained, loamy soil. Full sun.
Plum trees are resistant to pests and diseases. Watch for aphids, plum sawfly.
Plant during the dormant season from November to March. Autumn is ideal as the soil is still warm.
Water newly-planted trees frequently as they establish in their first spring and summer, and before the onset of drought, when mature trees may need watering too. This is particularly important when the fruit starts to swell. Mulch around the rooting area with a 5-cm (2″) layer of well-rotted manure, in March and early April.