Japanese Plum
Prunus salicina 'Satsuma'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: salicina (sah-lih-SEE-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Satsuma

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Oak View, California

Marysville, Washington

Olympia, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 15, 2014, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

A blood red plum with dark-red fruit is perfect for eating, bottling and stewed for dessert.

Neutral

On Mar 30, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A medium-small Japanese plum. Sweet flavor; hardy and productive. Ripens mid-season. Pollinate with other Japanese plums.

Neutral

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

This is a small plum with dark red skin and red flesh. It is not self-pollinating, so plan on planting another plum tree somewhat closeby. The fruit ripens in June/July. Preserves can be made with this plum.