Item Number: FT201D

Potted Santa Rosa Plum Tree, Japanese Type

Good Pollenizer for Other Plum Trees

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Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-10
  • Chill hours: 400
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Season (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: July 10 - August 1
  • Looks: Medium to large plums with red-streaked amber freestone flesh underneath dark reddish-purple skin.
  • Personality: Juicy, tangy, flavorful.
  • Facts of note: The Santa Rosa Plum is as complex as the man that developed it. Luther Burbank, one of the most noted hybridizer of modern times, started working with Plums in 1881. While looking for a way to make plums more marketable, Burbank sought out the Japanese variety of plum, Prunus salicina, which at that time were not regularly planted in the United States. Burbank would go on to develop and introduce over 100 varieties of assorted Japanese plums, European plums and what today are called interspecific hybrids, meaning crossing different species. One of these became the best-known variety of Plum today, the Santa Rosa. The Santa Rosa Plum, introduced in California in 1906, is an interspecific hybrid of P. salicina x P.cerasifera x P simonii. Most noted for its small pit and firm flesh, Santa Rosa was named after the town of its origin and became one of the most important plum varieties of the early 20th century. Low chill hours, good choice for milder climates. Most popular plum in California and Arizona for good reason. Great for fresh eating, jellies, and canning. Fragrant white and pink blooms in the spring. Should begin to fruit in their 3rd year.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful and a good pollinator for other Japanese plums.

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing potted trees.

General Information about the Potted Trees: Our Trees are all grown in #3 container between 9 to 10 inches tall by 9 to 10 inches wide (depending on manufacturer) using the best quality trees grown in our nursery. All trees are lightly branched and shipped between 3 to 4 feet tall. Trees may be lightly pruned to maintain structure and to fit comfortability in the shipping container. Trees are fully rooted and secured in the box with a stake and zip tie to hold the plant firmly in place for its trip to your door. Tree caliper is 3/8-1/2 inches and tree is 15-18 months old. Browse our all our potted trees for sale.

About Plums: Plums are not generally self-pollinated and can be tricky to grow in areas with late frosts but are superb for fresh eating. They are the favored fresh eating varieties in the United states being larger, firmer fleshed, and rounder than European plums. Japanese plum trees have rougher bark, more persistent spurs, and more numerous flowers than European plums. They are also more precocious, disease resistant, and vigorous than European plums. Japanese plum flavor ranges from sweet to tart. Browse all our plum trees for sale.

About Citation Rootstock: Citation Rootstock is tolerant of wet soil, induces early dormancy in dry soil, is very winter hardy, resists root knot nematodes, and produces a 12'-18' tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height.


  • Potted
  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates


USDA Zones :
5 - 10
Chill Hours Needed : 400
Tree Size : Semi-dwarf


Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Ships directly from the Grower. Tracking emails will be sent once the boxes ship.

Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.

Shipping Weight: 12.0 lb

Dimensions: 30.0"L x 10.0"W x 10.0"H


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