'Shiro' is a sweet, juicy, yellow-skinned plum rated for orchards or gardens in USDA zones 5 to 9. This clingstone-type variety should be grown with a a pollinator such as ‘Compass’, ‘Superior’ or ‘Toka’.
From late winter through early spring, ‘Beauty’ Japanese plum brightens the landscape with delicate white flowers. The white blossoms fade to form tasty red plums in midsummer, earlier than other plums. This small edible fruit tree grows 12 to 15 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide. Plums make a nice addition to the home garden. 'Beauty' plum needs another plum for cross-pollination; ‘Shiro’ makes a good choice. Hardy in Zones 4-10.
Plant ‘Compass’ fruits to make into jams and jellies. The small, juicy fruits are a cross between cherries and plums. Hardy in zones 3 to 8, the trees bear in the second year after planting and mature at 3 to 8 feet high.
Bronze-purple leaves complement pale pink blooms on ‘Newport’ cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘Newport’). Blossoms appear at the height of spring and fade to form dull purple fruit that birds enjoy. You can also harvest the fruit for eating or making pie or jam. Leaves turn deep purple by summer and shift to red hues in fall. Prune as needed after flowering. This is a small tree, growing 15 to 20 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Well-adapted to southeast and northeast gardens, ‘Ruby Queen’ Japanese plums extend the harvest season, maturing up to a month later than ‘Santa Rosa’ plums. Grow it alongside ‘Santa Rosa’ to ensure good pollination. It’s recommended for USDA zones 5 to 8.
Modern accents add a hint of formality to this otherwise cheerful and plush guest bedroom. The bold green focal wall is a perfect backdrop for the substantial, upholstered headboard and plays well with the rich plum throw pillows.
Short on space? Try ‘Plum Perfect,’ a compact floribunda that bears clusters of plum-colored flowers throughout the summer. The double, ruffled blooms measure just under 3 inches long, and they’re backed by shiny, dark green foliage. The plants grow to 3 feet high, tolerate heat and humidity and are hardy in zones 5-9.
Step up your gifting game with this sweet jar topped with a silver ballerina and snowflake jewels by Hostess with the Mostess. To make this darling jar, spray paint a small plastic ballerina silver (a cake topper works perfectly!). Paint her dress with glue, and then sprinkle with a fine craft glitter in your favorite hue. Use hot glue to attach both parts of the jar lid. Next, glue on your ballerina and add a bit of quilt batting for the snow. Embellish your jar with stickers and a tag for an even cuter look!
Plum, fuchsia and black may not be at the top of every manly man's favorite color list, but when properly balanced the outcome is just as well suited to Jack as it is Jill. The key to mixing these colors correctly is to vary the intensities of the pinks and purples, then use black to break up the two similar hues.
As seen on HGTV's Property Brothers, plum-colored wallpaper and neutral grey paint bring drama to the small eating nook. A square whitewashed wood kitchen table is functional for eating and entertaining. Three wicker chairs complement the table and add texture to the space. The light fixture (made from a brass birdcage) is a romantic twist.
Jagged lines and fun punches of plum bring a bold style statement to this white-walled guest bedroom. A pair of delicate club chairs forms a sunny seating area by the big picture windows. A mirrored dresser reflects the room's ample natural light and provides stylish storage.
As seen on HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother, team Jonathan had enough time and budget left at the end of the competition to do a light refresh of the dining room, too! The room features plum dining chairs, a leaf-veined patterned rug, built in dish storage and a yellow and gold pendant light.
This bedroom takes on a rockstar theme with a "STAR" wall hanging, guitar pillows and spotlight tripod lamps positioned on either side of the bed. The plum hue seen on the curtains and bed linens makes it way into the sitting area with a faux fur rug. A tufted white leather chair provides the perfect spot for guitar practice.