Prunus salicina is a small flowering tree native to China. It is commonly called Chinese or Japanese plum. Due to its fruits, which are larger than those of an ordinary plum, the tree is popular in Japan, the USA, Israel, Korea, Vietnam, and Australia.
Prunus salicina is a species of the Rosaceae family, can grow up to 10 m (33 ft) tall, and has dark red shoots and leaves with serrated edges. In early spring, the tree blooms, and flowers with five white petals appear. The fruits are 4–7 cm (1–2 in) in diameter and have yellow-pink flesh.
The tree flourishes best in mild climates, so it is less cold-hardy than other varieties.