Princess Kay Plum (Prunus nigra ‘Princess Kay’)

Princess Kay Plum

Princess Kay Plum is a small, ornamental tree. Plant one in a prominent spot in your yard where you’re sure to enjoy its spring display.

Your Princess Kay Plum was discovered in the wilds of northern Minnesota. It’s a small tree, but packs a large amount of appeal into its little frame. It has an upright form with an open, informal branching habit.

Even before the foliage appears in the spring, a profusion of double flowers, white and fluffy, appear amid the branches. They’re a sharp contrast against the black/brown bark of the trunk and branches that also feature large white lenticels (for an added and unique decorative appeal).

As the flowers age, they take on a slight, pinkish hue providing a second wave of color. The blooms are also fragrant, a delightful treat as you take a spring walk through your yard and a lure to pollinators for your landscape.

The foliage of your Princess Kay Plum is a medium green but sometimes develops a reddish-purple cast by fall to enhance your autumn lawn.

Princess Kay is adaptable to a range of soil conditions, but you’ll want to choose a sunny spot for optimal performance. It tends to bloom when very young, so you won’t have to wait long for results.

For an ornamental tree that doesn’t take much room or require a lot of care, Princess Kay Plum provides a lot of value. Why not grow your own white puffy cloud of fragrant flowers today!

  • Early spring blooms
  • Small ornamental tree
  • No messy fruit
  • Fragrant

Princess Kay Plum (Prunus nigra ‘Princess Kay’) Details

Common name Princess Kay Plum
Botanical name Prunus nigra 'Princess Kay'
Hardiness zone 2-6
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time 3 - 5 years
Height 12 - 15 ft.
Width 10 - 15 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color White
Leaf color Green