Juicy, dark purple plums with a yellowish green flesh, ready to harvest from early August. This variety is a heavy and reliable cropper, and easy to grow. It will attract bees and provide shelter to birds and other wildlife once mature. It has a semi vigorous but slow growing habit.
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: 4.5 - 5m (14 - 18ft)
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
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 Prunus also includes Cherries and Apricots.
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