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Stanley Plum

A common commercial fruit tree with showy fragrant white flowers in spring followed by large blue fruit in late summer, considered by many to be the best prune plum; ornamental habit for a fruit tree; needs full sun, well-drained soil and a pollinator

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
20 feet
Average Landscape Width:
20 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Prunus
Cultivar:
Stanley
Flower Color:
white
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Fall Color:
yellow
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
decurrent
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

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Landscape Attributes

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Planting & Growing

Stanley Plum will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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