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Plum Tree

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These plum trees are reliable fruiters and make a great addition to any garden. Pretty flowers in spring are followed by delicious dessert plums in August/September.
Current Description
So Sorry we do not currently have these particular plum trees in stock, but we do have some other fruit trees to choose from.
110cm tall in a 5L pot
Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

These self-fertile and strong grafted trees are the perfect choice for a smaller garden or patio. They can either be kept in a large pot or planted into the ground long term.

These strong Opal plum trees are grown on semi-dwarf rootstock so are perfect for a smaller space or even for a pot on a patio. We expect them to have a small crop of fruit this year.

Plum trees are hardy in this country and although they are fine in light frosts they are best protected from severe and late frosts when young. They are currently in quite a small pot for their size so are ready to either be potted up into a larger pot or planted straight out in the ground. Choose a sunny position where the fruits can ripen and protect from strong winds and deer if they are a problem in your area.

Whilst in a pot, your plum tree will need regular watering through the dry months, try not to let the soil dry out at any time. They do not need a rich soil but a top dressing of manure or seaweed will give any tree a hand to settle in to a new position. In a pot, topsoil from the garden or general-purpose compost will be fine.

Plum trees are best pruned in early Autumn to prepare them for fruiting the following year. Remove any side shoots that are growing upwards at the trunk (i.e. those that are at less than a 45 degree angle from the trunk) and prune back any side shoots that are branching out nicely (at a greater than 45 degree angle) to about six inches in length. Always use sharp secateurs when pruning and make clean diagonal cuts. Flowers and eventually fruit will set on these ‘old’ branches next year.

Problem solving

Plum trees are very tough trees that require little maintenance. Watch out for pests, including caterpillars and treat any problems early.

Plum trees are deciduous so don’t worry when they lose their leaves in the winter months.

Wilting or brown leaves are the result of underwatering, give your plant a good soak and it will start to recover.

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