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Plum Trees

Plum trees are the perfect size for any garden, with heavy crops of delicious fruit to eat straight from the tree or cooked up in crumbles and jams. Right now you can choose from a large variety of bare root or potted plum trees. Bare root plum trees are the perfect choice for planting between November and March. They're in their dormant phase so will settle in quickly and burst into life in the spring - they're also excellent value, saving you money on top-quality trees as they can be transported without pots. Click the + below for all the best tips on choosing, growing and caring for plum, damson and gage trees.

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What size/rootstock do I need?

A tree’s rootstock determines how large it will grow, so it’s important to choose the right one for your space. Trees on Pixy rootstock grow to around 3m so they’re perfect for small-medium gardens. Trees on St Julien A rootstocks are more vigorous, reaching heights of 4.5-5m - Opal is great for a medium to large garden. If you have a small space or want to grow in a pot, choose a patio tree like Victoria.

Do I need a self-fertile plum tree?

Not necessarily - if there’s another plum tree within a mile (very likely), they will be able to pollinate each other. If you live somewhere less populated, it’s best to get two trees of different varieties which will act as pollination partners or go for a self fertile variety like Victoria or Farleigh.

What's the difference between a plum, a damson and a gage?

Plums, Gages and Damsons are all members of the Prunus Domestica family. Plums are large , soft fleshed and can be used for eating or cooking, depending on the variety. They’re easy to grow. Gages are smaller, rounder and sweeter for eating but need more sun than plums. Damsons are very easy to grow, have a tart flavour and are best for cooking and jam. Plums and Gages will produce a crop within three years (1-2 years for smaller dwarfing varieties) while Damsons may take between 3 and 5 - however it is worth the wait!

Other things to consider

You may want to consider harvesting time - most trees fruit in August but some will crop earlier or later. If you’re looking for a tree which is lower maintenance, Plums and Damsons are a good choice for beginners. Several of our trees have also been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. For more information, you can find all of our Plum Tree tips and advice here.

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Victoria Plum Tree
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Victoria Plum Tree

The UK's favourite - reliable, versatile and delicious!

4 options from £32.00
  • Dual purpose plum with sweet, juicy purple fruit
  • Mutiple sizes and rootstock options available including 1 x 1.5m patio tree
  • Heavy crops of fruit in mid-late August
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 3)
Opal Plum Tree
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Opal Plum Tree

Superbly flavoured red dessert plum

0 options from £21.00
  • Deliciously sweet red dessert plum
  • Multiple sizes available incl. a 2m x 1m cordon variety
  • Heavy crops from late July to August
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 3)
Shropshire Prune Damson Tree
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Shropshire Prune Damson Tree

Heavy-cropping heritage Damson, perfect for pies, jams & wine

1 option from £35.00
  • Tart, juicy culinary damson perfect for baking
  • Max size H4m x W4m - SJA Rootstock
  • Crops reliably from late August
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 3)
Farleigh Damson Tree
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Farleigh Damson Tree

Heavy cropping Damson with juicy blue fruit

1 option from £35.00
  • Culinary Damson with heavy crops of blue fruit
  • Max size H4m x W4m - SJA Rootstock
  • Crops mid-season in late August
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Imperial Gage' Plum Tree
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Imperial Gage' Plum Tree

Superb taste, superb crop!

0 options from £20.00
  • Large yellow dessert plum
  • Perfect size for the average garden
  • Heavy crops in late August
  • Self fertile
Mirabelle Golden Sphere' Plum Tree

The perfect culinary plum

1 option from from £35.00
  • Golden yellow spherical fruits
  • Ideal for cooking and preserves
  • Harvest in mid-August
  • Partially self fertile
Merryweather Damson Tree
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Merryweather Damson Tree

The largest damson variety, great for cooking & jams

1 option from £35.00
  • Culinary damson with large blue-purple fruits perfect for jams
  • Max size H4m x W4m - SJA Rootstock
  • Late season harvest in September
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 3)
Old Greengage Plum Tree
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Old Greengage Plum Tree

Considered to have the best flavour of any plum or gage

0 options from £21.00
  • Superb, sweet-eating green dessert gage
  • Max size H4m x W4m - SJA Rootstock
  • Late season harvest in September
  • Not Self fertile (Pollination Group 3)
Oullins Golden Gage Plum Tree
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Oullins Golden Gage Plum Tree

Easy to grow gage with sweet and juicy golden fruit

0 options from £21.00
  • Dual purpose sweet and juicy golden gage
  • Max size H4m x W4m - SJA Rootstock
  • Heavy crops starting in mid August
  • Self fertile (Pollination Group 4)
Mirabelle De Nancy Plum Tree
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Mirabelle De Nancy Plum Tree

Versatile French cherry plum, ideal for cooking or eating

0 options from £24.00
  • Dual purpose, golden-skinned cherry plum
  • Max size H4m x W4m - SJA Rootstock
  • Late season harvest in September
  • Partially Self-fertile (Pollination Group 3)
Jubilee Plum Tree
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Jubilee Plum Tree

Even better than Victoria?

0 options from £21.00
  • Red-purple plums with a firm yellow flesh
  • Eat fresh from the tree or cook
  • Harvest from August to September
  • Self fertile
Cambridge Gage' Plum Tree
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Cambridge Gage' Plum Tree

Heavy cropping classic Gage

0 options from £20.00
  • Equally good for eating or culinary use
  • Light green fruit with a sweet flavour
  • Late season - harvest in September
  • RHS award winner

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