Elephant Heart Plum


Elephant Heart Plum (Prunus salicina) is a testament to nature’s bounty, offering plums with a deep, rich flavor and heart-like shape. This plum tree is a blend of taste and beauty, with its vibrant fruits and lush foliage, ensuring a rewarding garden experience.

4-5′ Bareroot Grafted

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 5-9
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Regular, moderate
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 300-500 hours

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 15-20′ tall, 15-20′ wide
Plant Spacing: 15-20′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: Myrobalan 29C

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: July-August
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size: 2-3″
Fruit Flavor: Sweet, rich
Fruit Color and Appearance Dark red, heart-shaped
Harvest Time: August-September
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in cool place
Years to Bear: 4-6

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Black Knot: Susceptible
Brown Rot: Susceptible
Verticillium Wilt: Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot: Moderately Susceptible
Plum Curculio: Susceptible
Aphids: Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow-orange
Lifespan: 20-30 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Asia
Nitrogen Fixing: No