Plum Trees - Damson

Prunus institia
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-7


If you are looking to make homemade plum preserves, the Damson Plum tree is a great choice to plant in your yard. The Damson plums are medium-sized and dark red. Their flesh is amber colored and sweet. The fruit ripens in early fall. The Damson Plum tree requires 800 chill hours and is self-pollinating so it does not require you to plant more than one plum tree to have fruit. The tree grows to a mature height of 18 to 20 feet.

USDA Zones: 5, 6, and 7.


At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground® the following business day after you have completed checkout.

We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at or toll free 855-817-5268.

Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Damson plums are perfect for any soil type but love growing in moist soil. Damson Plum trees are very wind-resistant and can withstand a variety of circumstances. One of the best aspects of a Damson Plum tree is that it does well with little to no maintenance once it is well established. That is why giving your plum tree a healthy start is crucial, so it can produce well for years to come. Because they are self-pollinating, you must ensure you space your tree away from others so they have plenty of room to grow.

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