Japanese Plum Trees

Japanese Plum Trees Buyer's Guide

Also called Chinese plum trees

Japanese plum trees (Prunus salicina) were first discovered in China but largely cultivated in Japan. In the United States, Luther Burbank was the pioneer of plum-tree propagation, breeding several delicious Japanese plums. Japanese plum trees bud and bloom earlier than other varieties, making them better choices for US zones 5 and warmer. Bubblegum Plum® and Superior plum are exceptions. These are Japanese varieties crossed with American plums, making them hardy to zone 4.

Japanese plums are very sweet and juicy— perfect for fresh eating! In fact, most of the plums you see in grocery stores come from Japanese plum trees. When you grow your own, be sure to plant two different varieties for pollination.


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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.