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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Lower Garden
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Plums have a sprawling, suckering growth habit and therefore require judicious pruning.

    Latin Name

    Prunus domestica


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruit
    Tree

    Bloom Season

    April - April


    Seasons

    Spring
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 25'
    Max Spread: 25'

    Uses

  • Edible
  • Flowering Tree

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Attracted Wildlife

    Birds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, Asia, and North America


    History

    Washington was experimenting with planting and grafting plums as early as 1763. Martha Washington's cookbook has many recipes for jellies, pastes, and preserves containing plums.


    Other Details

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    Grown by Washington

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