- A really productive tree which produces an abundance of large, plump damsons of the most amazing colour. A real showstopper when in fruit.
- Sweet, rich plums are usually used in cooking but can be eaten fresh when fully ripe
- RHS Award winner
- Late Harvest - September
- Max size H4m x W4m - SJA Rootstock Rootstocks restrict the size of a tree to make it more suited for an average gardenMORE
- Self fertile - Pollination Group 3 Requires pollination by another plum, damson, mirabelle or gage tree within a mile's radius. They need to flower at the same time. Plums in the same pollination group, or one either side, can pollinate each other. In built up areas it is unlikely that there won't be a suitable pollination partner within a mileMORE
- Damsons can take up to 10-15 years to start producing substantial crops, so you should be prepared for a little wait
- Our potted trees are supplied in EcoPots™. Eco pots use 70% less plastic and are fully recyclable, unlike normal single use pots. They flex and so produce less root spiralling and travel better in the post.MORE
- Our trees are usually between 18 and 36 months old at the time of dispatch.
- Our trees are professionally pruned before dispatching. This formative pruning can involve cutting the main leader, if the expert tree growers decide this will produce a better shaped tree. This can stop the tree becoming "leggy", and promote stronger, bushier growth.MORE
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Good Pest and Disease Resistance
Shows some resistance to the main pests and diseases for plums. You may see some damage from aphids and caterpillars, which can both be washed away with soapy water. Birds will eat the plums if given the chance so take steps to prevent this like using a fruit net or bird scarers. Reduce the risk of bacterial canker by pruning to improve airflow and remove rotting organic matter nearby.MORE
Water in well when planting - read on for ongoing care
Water in thoroughly when planting. For bare root trees, you won't need to water regularly going forward, only water in dry spells when needed. You should be able tell because the leaves will start to wilt and droop. If a container grown tree, it will need more watering until its roots are established. It should be watered every other day or so for the first few months. Then reduce to twice a week until autumn. In the second year it should have a established enough root system to support itself, just water when required as explained above for bare roots. When watering a tree it is important to give a good soaking. It is better to water heavy and less frequently than little and often as this encourages the roots to grow down into the ground.MORE
Full sun means receiving direct sun for more than 6 hours each day during the spring/summerMORE
Prefers well drained, loamy soils
Will tolerate less than perfect conditions but may not fruit too well. Will struggle in poorly draining soil.MORE
No need to feed
Don't worry, this isn't a hungry plant so your food bills won't be going up!MORE
Some structural pruning required
Some pruning should be done each winter to ensure that your Plum tree maintains a productive shape. This can improve yields and prevent disease. Read more detail in our knowledge articles below.MORE