Canadian Plum

Canadian Plum

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This is our native northernmost growing plum, primarily growing in eastern Canada but found as far west as Manitoba. The trees are eventually thicket forming and thorny. It is best known for being a pollinator and used for rootstock. It has a longer flowering cycle and excellent pollen volume to effectively pollinate plum trees. Most plums besides the European plums are hybrids such as our common Japanese and American plums. These hybrids do flower but have a poor pollen count to effectively pollinate other plums. If your plum trees are still not producing, the Canadian plum will help. The fruit once fully ripened is very sweet and good for processing. Fruit average 3 cm in size and ripen in late August to early September.


Hardiness Zone: 2

Height: 4.3 meters (14 feet)

Spread: 3.7 meters (12 feet)

Soil Preference: Well drained 

Light Exposure: Full sun

Pollination: Self-fertile  

Latin Name: Prunus Nigra