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Plum Trees - Damson

Scientific Name: Prunus domestica
Best Planted In Zone: 5-7
 

$44.95

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If you are looking to make homemade plum preserves, the Damson Plum tree is a great choice to plant in your yard. The Damson plums are medium-sized and dark red. Their flesh is amber colored and sweet. The fruit ripens in early fall. The Damson Plum tree requires 800 chill hours and is self-pollinating so it does not require you to plant more than one plum tree to have fruit. The tree grows to a mature height of 10 to 20 feet. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
To encourage a vigorous and high yielding plum tree, thin the tree's fruit in May and again in July, removing the damaged and diseased fruit so that the rest have room to grow. Prune plum trees in the winter. Regularly remove suckers from around the base of the tree.

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