Damson Merryweather

Attractive black - blue juicy, larger than average sized damsons, with acidic yellow flesh are ready to harvest in late August. This variety has an average growth rate and is semi dwarfing / semi vigorous (depending on rootstock see height and spread section). It will attract bees in spring and provide shelter for birds and other wildlife once mature.

Month Available: October

Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous

Flower Colour: White

Suitable For Wildlife: Bees

Soil Type: Damp conditions

Sun/Shade: Full sun

Season of Interest: Autumn

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Fruit

Plant Type: Fruit tree

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: Blossom in spring, harvest in autumn.

Height / Spread: Semi Dwarfing: Pixie 3m x 3m (10ft x 10ft), Semi vigorous: St Julian A 4m x 4m (13ft x 13ft)

Always plant your tree with a stake. The stake must be knocked into the ground on the windward side of the tree and secured to the tree.

Where to Plant: Borders

Pests and Diseases: Aphids

Plant Care: Prune lightly to restrict growth /remove unwanted branches, heavy prune in late autumn.

Care and Time: High - autumn

Warning: None

Fruit trees are grafted onto different rootstock which will determine the size that the tree ultimately grows to. This is noted in the height and spread section of this plant profile. All you need to consider is the ultimate height you wish your tree to grow to, and select the most appropriate option - Semi Dwarfing: Pixie 3m x 3m (10ft x 10ft), Semi vigorous: St Julian A 4m x 4m (13ft x 13ft)

Benefits: Trees make you feel good and attract wildlife and birds to the garden . One mature tree produces enough oxygen for forty people . Trees sponge up carbon dioxide and air pollutants. Twenty trees offset the pollution of one car driven sixty miles. Trees provide privacy and reduce noise. A well chosen and postitioned tree can increase the value of your property

History: Damsons are botanically known as Prunus insititia, and the genus Prunus also includes Cherries and Apricots.

EU Rights: N/A

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