Compass Cherry Plum (Prunus x ‘Compass’)

Compass Cherry Plum

Compass Cherry Plum Tree (Prunus ‘Compass’) is a small dark-red plum/cherry hybrid with loads of flavor and ornamental beauty! From springs clouds of fragrant white blossoms to the dark fruit dangling from the rounded canopy, these are unique fruit trees for some of the coldest growing zones!

Mid-sized trees at maturity, they readily tuck into smaller lots and yards, even for containers and planters when pruned smaller yet! The lush foliage is lovely all growing season and cloaks itself in reds and yellows for the autumn!

Compass Cherry Plum Tree fruit has yellowish-red flesh, is very sweet and very tart! Later blooming, northern gardeners won’t need to worry about a late frost killing off their blooms before they’ve been pollinated by the bees. If the fruit is too tart for you, your local wildlife and songbirds will gladly help themselves to the bounty!

Planting and Application:

Compass Cherry Plums are great for tart snacking, baked goods and preserves! They’re also fantastic for wildlife and sharing! The spring blossoms attract and support many pollinators, while these are picturesque little trees for ornamental edible landscaping in your front or back yard! Self-fertile, you’ll not need much room for one of these easy-care trees!

Keep trained Espalier or pruned smaller for planters and pots on your patio, Compass is a unique beauty to add to your existing orchard, or just use as a fantastic specimen planting! Anchor garden beds or the corner of your home’s foundation, or let blossom by your front entry for romantic curb appeal!

  • Small Dark Red Fruit & White Flowers
  • Super Sweet-Tart
  • Clingstone Tart Fruit
  • Jam & Jelly
  • Self-Pollinating Japanese Plum Family

Tips for Care:

Cherry Plum Trees flower and fruit best in full sun. Plant in enriched, well-drained soil that has ample fertility and moisture throughout the growing season. Prune as small as needed or let grow to its roughly 10 feet tall height at maturity.

  • Full Sun
  • Moist, Enriched & Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune When Dormant
  • Mulch Well for Insulation & Moisture Retention
  • Low Chill

Compass Cherry Plum Tree will become your new favorite home-grown sweet-tart fruit tree!

Compass Cherry Plum (Prunus x ‘Compass’) Details

Common name Compass Cherry Plum
Botanical name Prunus x 'Compass'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time August
Height 5 - 8 ft.
Width 5 - 8 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color Pink