• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, deeply; more frequently in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderately growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Excellent Summer Fruit
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus sah-lih-SEE-nuh
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderately growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Bird Friendly, Edible, Fall Color
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsApple (Malus); Peach (Prunus persica); Cherry (Prunus avium); Apricot (Prunus armeniaca); Lavender (Lavandula); Raspberry (Rubus); Strawberry (Fragaria)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with an organic fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Thin fruit for best size and quality. Prune annually in winter to maintain shape.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, deeply; more frequently in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Santa Rosa is an all-time favorite home and commercial variety of plum. It does not require a pollenizer, but fruit yield will increase when another plum is planted nearby.