Plums are a great addition to any garden, offering colorful and sweet fruit when the tree is mature. They are easy to care for and provide a beautiful pop of color in your garden.
Prunus domestica is a deciduous tree, meaning it loses its leaves in the fall and re-grows new foliage in the spring. They are native to Europe and parts of Asia and can grow to heights of up to 20 feet (6 m). Plums produce an abundance of white or pink flowers in the spring and bear large, juicy fruits in the summer when mature, and come in a variety of colors, including purple, red, yellow, and green, which are the main identification features. The fruit can be eaten fresh, cooked, or preserved for later use.