The Santa Rosa Plum tree is a fruiting tree that grows to heights of 18-20′ with spreads up to 18-20′. Features beautiful fragrant blooms, adding to the garden’s beauty in early spring. In late fall, the large fruits are ready for harvesting, making all the work of growing Santa Rosa plums well worth the effort. Features fragrant white blossoms in late May, giving way to fruits that mature into large, deep red plums with yellow flesh ready for harvest in late July or early August. One of the most versatile plums, Santa Rosa can be plucked and eaten right off tree. They also work well when made into jams, jellies and preserves, as well as puddings and sauces. The plums also work well in desserts such as crisps, crumbles and other baked goods.
Plant in loamy, well-drained soils. Most Japanese plums require another tree with which to pollinate and set fruit. While Santa Rosa will self-pollinate to a certain degree, more fruit appears on the tree if it pollinates with another suitable plum tree. Requires at least 300 chill hours.
Full sun recommended.
2-3 ft, 3-4 ft, 4-5 ft