You may think of plum trees as thriving through spring to autumn, and you’re not wrong – their blossom and fruit do best in the warmer seasons, but planting your plum tree is best done in early winter. The soil isn’t cold from a long winter, as it would be in spring, and your little plum tree won’t have a dry summer ahead of it – but lots of moisture and warmed up soil. Of course, you can plant your plum tree any time of year. We’ve just found that early winter is best.
Tip! If you’re wondering where the ideal spot for plum tree planting is, then you may be surprised to read that they’re not too high maintenance in this department. Much more important is the kind of soil you plant them in – ideally clay soil. Filling out your plum tree spot with organic material before planting will help if you’re in an area with sandy soil.