The British favourite; egg shaped plums ideal for both dessert and culinary uses, are ready to harvest from late August. This variety is a heavy cropper and has a semi vigorous / semi dwarfing growth habit (depending on rootstock see height and spread section). It will attract bees in spring and provide shelter to 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: Spring
Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers, Fruit
Plant Type: Fruit tree
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
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: Plums are botanically known as Prunus domestica, and the genus includes Damsons and Cherries.
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