BlackIce® Plum

Prunus 'Lydecker'
10 feet high x 8 feet wide
Zone 3
Sun to Part Shade

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BlackIce® Plum is what you get when you cross a dessert plum from California to a winter hardy plum from the upper Midwest. With this gene pool, the fruit gurus of Wisconsin developed a winter hardy dessert plum that can tolerate temperatures down to –35 degrees. The skin of the fruit is a dark purple-black, while the flesh is a juicy red color with exceptional flavor. Fragrant white flowers emerge in spring. This tree is considered to be semi-dwarf; pair with the Toka Plum. Be the first to grow this exceptional plum tree!

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.