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Merryweather Damson Tree 4-5 ft, Self-Fertile & Heavy Cropping Very Tasty

£18.99

Merryweather Damson Tree 4-5ft Tall

 These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.

Damsons are hardier forms of plum, making smaller robust trees that are often used for windbreaks or hedging

Growing Details

Common Name: Damson
Genus: Prunus
Species: insititia
Cultivar: 'Merry Weather'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/lightDry
Height: 300cm
Spread: 200cm

Description

May also be trained on walls and grown as pyramids. Damsons will often crop heavily in soils and positions where larger plums fail, producing abundant rich fruits used for cooking or preserves. Most varieties are very similar and partially self-fertile, yielding well if planted on their own.

As with all trees from the prunus family, the leaves will start to appear autumnal and slightly shabby from mid July onwards. This is not a disease, but is mainly due to this years contrasting weather conditions and will not affect the performance of the tree.

 

Pollination:

Self-fertile

fruiting will usually be improved if there is a compatible partner

Pollinators:

Cambridge Gage, Czar, Mirabelle de Nancy, Opal, Victoria

 

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  1. Satisfied customer 5

    Posted by Peter Vincent on 27th Oct 2018

    The damson tree which I ordered arrived on schedule and well packaged. Seems to be in good condition but cannot comment further until next Spring.

  2. Superb tree 5

    Posted by Diana Pfetscher on 22nd Nov 2017

    The tree arrived promptly and very well parcelled up. It is a good, strong specimen, with no damage and a well-developed, healthy rootball. Excellent quality overall!

  3. So far so good! 4

    Posted by Neil on 31st Oct 2017

    This damson tree was reasonably priced and is a well known variety, it very easy to order and the delivery was quick, I left instructions to leave the tree next to the porch as I may not be home when delivered. When it was delivered it had a note attached stating my request, this was nice to see that someone actually read my request, so well done! I've now put the tree in the ground and will have to wait and see how well it does. But so far so good, thanks for a great service!