Cherry-Plum Seeds, Myrobalan

Prunus myrobalan. Zones 4-7. Tall shrub.

This awesome, robust, multi-functional tree is a favourite of us permaculture geeks! Early blooms feed a plethora of beneficial insects and can improve pollination of other plum trees in the surrounding area. These blossoms transform into lovely, small cherry-sized plums. Fruit is great for preserves but also for eating fresh.

Myrobalan Cherry Plum is widely used for root stock; expand your plum orchard by grafting onto this quick growing, hardy tree! This semi-wild plant grows to 20 feet and works well in a hedge, or standing alone. Myrobalan welcomes so many birds; they love it for shelter and food!

This is a great food and habitat shrub, ideal for permaculture design. 



Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 7

Edible: Yes

SizeSmall Tree 

Growth RateMedium

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 60 - 80%

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Soil Requirements: Sandy, loam. Well Draining.



- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Replace water and soak for another 24hrs. Adding 1tsp lemon juice to water, both times, can improve penetration.

- Follow with 60 days warm, moist stratification, followed by 120 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 120 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner!*

- Plant stratified seeds in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $5.99

We Also Recommend