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PlantFiles: European Plum
Prunus domestica 'Stanley'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Stanley

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12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral smiln32 On Nov 17, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This may be one of the most widely planted European plum trees in the U.S. The fruit is dark blue on the outside and yellow on the inside. It tends to bear heavily every year. The fruit ripens in August - or later in northern climes.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 24, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A large self fertile blue freestone plum. The flesh is yellow and solid without a great deal of taste. It is also highly susceptible to brown rot. It blooms late and ripens late making it much less susceptible to late frosts than the Japanese plums.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Anselmo, California
Ithaca, New York
Bend, Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Troy, Virginia
Colville, Washington

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