How to Draw a Plum Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Plum Tree in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Plum Tree.

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How to Draw a Plum Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First off, draw the trunk and the big branches. Draw two spaced out lines that slant slightly to the left. This is your trunk. Draw a long line slanting to the right coming out of the right side of your trunk. Mirror this line by leaving a space and drawing another slanted line but leave a small gap in the middle and then draw a small line going up from the top of the gap. In the middle of the trunk, draw a straight line going up and mirror that line big drawing another longer straight line with a small gap left in the middle. Out of that gap, draw two slanted lines with a “V” in the middle at the end. On the left side of your trunk, draw two more spaced out slanted lines with a gap in the bottom.

Step 2: Next, draw the roots. Draw small wavy lines coming out of the bottom of the trunk.

Step 3: Now, draw the little branches. At the end of your big branches and in the small gap you left on the branch you drew on the left side, draw long spikes.

Step 4: Then, draw the leaves. At the end of the big branches and little branches, draw three large pointed ovals that connect at the ends.

Step 5: Finish off by drawing the Plums. Draw big ovals all through the leaves.

Interesting Facts about Plum Trees

Plum Trees are one of the smallest fruit trees found in an everyday orchard. Plum Trees grow naturally in the United States, China, and Europe. They grow to about 20 feet and are very fragile trees. The plum fruit is related to the peach, cherries, and apricots. All these fruits are known as “stone fruits” because their meat is soft and fleshy, but inside there is a hard pit or seed. Plums are smooth to the touch and grow in purple, red, yellow, and sometimes black. A plum that has been allowed to dry on the tree is known as a prune.

Did you know?

  • Plum Trees don’t live passed their 30th growing season. The average lifespan of a Plum Tree is 20 years.
  • There are 200 varieties of Plum Trees.
  • Even though there are 200 species, there are only 2 types of plums: European and Japanese.
  • It takes about 5 years for a Plum Tree to produce fruit.
  • In China, plums are used to make wine.
  • In Europe plums are used to make brandy.

Lesson Plan Note: Hand out individually wrapped prunes with a fact sheet on Plum Trees. The wrapping will ensure they are soft and fresh for your students.