The Prunus Salicina - Methley plum is a cultivar of Japanese plum, Methley is a small, upright, spreading tree. ‘Methley’ produces mid-size reddish purple fruit, dark red flesh with a good mild flavor. The Methley plum is self-fertile but should be planted in multiples to ensure a better crop. Has a chill hours (CU) requirement of 150–250. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season.)
This Methley Plum comes in a 1 Gallon pot
Size: Mature size can reach up to 20'ft in height
Light: Full Sun (Full Sun is defined as exposure to more than 6 hours of continuous, direct sun per day.)
Hardiness Zone: Can tolerate zone 6 - 8. View Map
Characteristics: Fragrant pink and white blooms. Produces medium to large, round to conical clingstone fruit with purple-red skin. The juicy red flesh has a sweet, mild flavor--ideal for fresh eating and jelly. Yields ripe fruit typically from late May to early June, depending on location. Has a chill hours (CU) requirement of 150–250. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season.)
Growth Rate: Medium 13"-24" per year
Soil, Water, Fertilize: The Methley plum grows in a wide variety of soil types and has some tolerance for heavy and waterlogged soils. It prefers a well-drained, loamy, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline soil.
*Plants cannot be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii.
*Plants ship dormant in winter months.
*Images shown of mature plants.