Shiro Plum Tree

(59 customer reviews)

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Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping
early September

Pollinator required to bear fruit

The queen of the yellow plums!

A true standout, in both looks and flavor. The beautiful translucent yellow skin reveals juicy, sweet flesh of the same color. Expect large crops from this tree, which sports clusters of sunny golden fruit up and down all of the branches, rather than just at the tips.  of plums all throughout the tree. Heat-tolerant. Clingstone. Introduced to America in 1899. Ripens in late July.


Bloom ColorWhite
Bloom TimeEarly
Fruit ColorYellow Green
Fruit SizeMedium
Ripens/HarvestLate July
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Years to Bear3-6
Shade LevelFull Sun
Hardiness Zone Range5-9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Standard  5.5 – 6 m tall x 5.5 – 6 m wide (18 – 20′ tall x (18 – 20′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Standard 5.5 – 6 m (18 – 20′)

Ship Height

Standard, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.
Standard Supreme, Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

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59 reviews for Shiro Plum Tree

  1. Kevin Gilligan

    Doing great in Tucson and I couldn’t be happier with it.


    I am glad to get my 7th plum tree for my garden as my first stark bros order. The bareroot tree came fast, good quality and a good price. I recommend 5/5

  3. Ying Zhao

    I purchased one Shiro Plum Standard and one Shiro Plum Dwarf in Feb 2017, planted them 100 feet away. From late July to the first 10 days of August 2019. We harvested around 30 Lbs from the Standard and 10 Lbs from the Dwarf. The fruits from two trees are exactly the same taste and same size. They very sweet and juicy. I can’t describe how good they are. My family and friends all love them! If you want to buy several trees, I recommend you should include at least one of this and another one the same or different plum for pollination. My area is 8A in WA. The trees are very healthy without needed to spray anything. In 2018, only the Standard plum had flower but no fruit. In 2019 both Standard and Dwarf had flower and produced fruits, so I think pollination is important and can be as far as 100 feet where the two trees are. I have only peach and cherry trees near by the Standard. In summer 2019, the Standard grew to 12 feet but I cut the tops, and the Dwarf grew to 8 feet. There is no doubt that they will have another good production year in 2020 just by observing them now.

  4. Bassam Mohammed

    Dead within first year, Starkbos promised to replace once available.

  5. Kate Brister

    I’ve grown a wide variety of fruit trees in my life- NONE come even close to the productivity of this tree! Mediocre soil, high summer temps, and a mild winter- but I have well over 1000 golf ball sized plums (after thinning!!) on a 4 year old tree. Stands about 14’ tall Best flavor fresh, amazing jam, and fantastic to infuse into vodka :)

  6. Paul Wichert

    It grew so fast, I had to transplant it at the end of the season, out back where my other plum tree is located. It has taken there and seems to be healthy. A little slow to flower this spring but what else would you expect after being uprooted in October?


    I really can’t judge the Shiro plum as it is only about 2 – 3 years old and has not produced fruit yet.


    Plum trees (2) are doing really good. Have no fruit yet but and living and have a dark green color. Seems to be at home. Thank you.

  9. Cat Leatherwood

    I ordered my trees at least a year ago. They overwintered in a large pot, and are now planted. So far, they’re strong, and I look forward to my first plums.

  10. Irina Pank

    Excellent growth, added bunch of new branches, bloomed too.

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