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Methley Plum

Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Average shipping height: 3' - 4'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $19.99
    Reg. Price $24.99
  • Potted - 1 Gallon Container
    Member Price $49.99
    Reg. Price $59.99
  • Potted - 5 Gallon Container
    Member Price $89.99
    Reg. Price $119.99
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A cultivar of Japanese plum, Methley is a handsome tree that is small, upright, and spreading. It produces heavy, annual crops of juicy, sweet, red-purple fruit that ripens from late May to early July, depending on location. The fruit is juicy, sweet and mild with a distinctive flavor—good for fresh eating or jelly. The Methley plum also serves as a good pollinator for other early bearing Japanese varieties.

  • Produces medium to large clingstone fruit with purple-red skin and juicy red flesh with a sweet, mild flavor
  • Ripens from late May to mid-July
  • Blooms in early spring, profuse with clusters of sweetly fragrant, delicate white flowers
  • Is self-fertile, but would produce a larger crop if planted with other early bearing Japanese varieties
  • Can be pollinated with Santa Rosa, AU Rubrum, or AU Rosa
  • Will be delivered at a height of 3'–4' for bare-root; a height of 1'-3' for 4" pot; 1 3/4' - 3 1/2' for a 1-gallon pot

Spacing Guide for Fruit Trees

The Methley Plum Grows in zones 5 - 9

Your Tree’s Personality



Growth Speed


Scientific Name

Prunus salicina

Mature Height

10' - 20'

Mature Spread

10' - 20'

Shipping Height

3' - 4'

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Loamy, Moist, Well Drained

Wildlife Value

Plum trees provide food and cover for butterfly larva, birds and mammals.


Called Japanese plums, this species actually originated in China where it was cultivated for thousands of years. It was brought to Japan 200–400 years ago and now has spread around the world.

Planting Instructions

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