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Valor Plum*

Prunus 'Valor'

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Valor Plum (Prunus 'Valor') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Valor Plum fruit

Valor Plum fruit

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Valor Plum (Prunus 'Valor') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Valor Plum flowers

Valor Plum flowers

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Valor Plum (Prunus 'Valor') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Valor Plum in bloom

Valor Plum in bloom

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Description:

A popular commercial fruit tree with showy fragrant white flowers in spring and large purple-blue fruit in late summer, a high quality prune plum; freestone; quite ornamental; needs full sun, well-drained soil and a pollinator

Edible Qualities

Valor Plum is a small tree that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces purple oblong fruit (technically 'drupes') with blue overtones and yellow flesh which are usually ready for picking from late summer to early fall. Note that the fruits have hard inedible pits inside which must be removed before eating or processing. The fruits have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Preserves
  • Drying

Features & Attributes

Valor Plum is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy purple drupes with blue overtones, which are carried in abundance from late summer to early fall. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up.

This is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Messy
  • Disease

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Valor Plum is sutiable for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Valor Plum will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Orchard 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit 
Ornamental Features