Plum Trees - BruceScientific Name: Prunus domestica
Best Planted In Zone: 5-9
Bruce plums are wine-red medium to large fruit that ripen in late May to June. They are sweet and semi-acidic and can be used for canning or in desserts. If you want to save some of your plums for later, stick them in the fridge and they will keep for 6-8 weeks. The Bruce Plum tree is a Japanese plum tree, and as such should be planted near other plum trees like the Methley in order to be pollinated and produce fruit. The tree also requires 300-400 chill hours and grows to a mature height of 10 to 20 feet. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. 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. 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. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
To encourage a vigorous and high yielding plum tree, thin the tree's fruit in May and again in July, removing the damaged and diseased fruit so that the rest have room to grow. Prune plum trees in the winter. Regularly remove suckers from around the base of the tree.