Plum Trees - Green Gage

Prunus domestica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8


It is impossible to overstate the uniqueness of this plum.  Its intense sweetness and scarcity has made it the truffle of plums. An all time favorite, Green Gage or Reine Claude (European Plum) is a small European plum tree with a low canopy clothed in elliptic, finely serrated, bright green leaves. In mid spring, it bursts into a profusion of sweetly fragrant, white 5-petaled blossoms, creating a spectacular display. They are followed in mid to late summer by a heavy crop of small to medium, oval, freestone, yellowish green plums with an amber flesh. Juicy, sweet and delicious, the plums have a very rich flavor and are perfect for eating right off the tree. The Green Gage is a very popular old fashioned English plum that grows well over a wide range of climates. Though self-fertile the Green Gage plum yields more heavily when pollinated with another cultivar. The tree requires 300-400 chill hours and typically grows up to 15-20 ft. tall and wide.

USDA Zones: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8


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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. 

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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

As fruit begins to form in mid-spring, thin it by removing any damaged or diseased fruit first and then any others that will allow the remaining to grow to full size. In another month or so, check for any overcrowding and, if need be, remove additional fruit. The goal is to thin the fruit 3-4 inches (8-10 cm.) apart. If you fail to thin plum trees, the branches become to laden with fruit which, in turn, may damage the branches and encourage disease. Prune the plum trees in the late spring or early summer. Green Gage plums will be ready for harvest from late summer into early fall. They are prolific producers and may produce so extensively in a single year that they don’t have enough energy to fruit the successive year, so it’s advisable to take advantage of a bumper crop of sweet, ambrosial Green Gages.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Arrived in amazing condition!

The Green Gage plum tree arrived in amazing shape, nicely trimmed and with great soil. It even had some fruits on it! Plus, it arrived really quickly. Can't wait to see how it does now that it's in the ground.

Besiana Liti

Prompt delivery. The tree was in good condition. Waiting to see how well it will grow.

patrice Coirier
plum tree-green gage

no sign of life on one, the other one has started to bud out at the base. pretty disappointed overall.

Jeanette Kremer
Service quality

My order arrived quickly in excellent packing. The trees were in great condition. I am anxious to get them planted and would order from this company again.