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Damson Tree 'Shropshire Prune' 9L

  • Catalogue Code 1070-9401
  • Pack Contents: 1x 9L potted fruit tree

A classic culinary damson that is perfect for jams and cake making. A heritage English variety that performs better than most in cold damp weather. Self Fertile variety.

Perfect for the damp British Weather, this classic variety is perfect for culinary uses, it makes great jam.

This popular and tasty variety is self-fertile (SF) so it flowers and fruits independently. They produce fruit, even when planted in isolation.

Receiving your bare root tree

Dig a hole that’s large enough to fit the entire root mass without any roots being broken, bent or emerging from the surface. It basically needs to be deep enough to entirely cover the roots all the way up to the soil mark on the stem.

Use a granular fertiliser to give the planting hole a boost before planting.

Position the plant into the planting hole (making sure it’s straight and upright) and fill back in with the dug-out soil.

Firm down the soil around the base of the rose gently with your hands. Give the plant a good soak with water straight away after planting. Surround the plant with a mulch of bulky compost or manure to give it a good feed and insulate the very active roots.

Rootstock: St Julian A

Flowering Group: FG3

Years until fruiting from planting: 2-4

Age of tree at despatch: 1

Height at full growth: 4m/13ft

Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.

In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.

The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.

Height
3.5m (11.5ft) in 10 years

Features

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Hardy Perennial - sow indoors or on a seedbed (April-June); transplant later to flower for many seasons
  • Attracts Bees
  • Good in containers and pots
  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Will flower well in partial sun

Growing Calendar for Damson Tree 'Shropshire Prune' 9L

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Harvest
22-Jun-2016
Rating:5

Excellent

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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.

 

We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.

 

The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.

 

Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.

 

Please call our Customer Service Team on 0344 573 8400 for further information.