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Plum Tree, ‘Blue Damson’

Grow your own fresh plums with ‘Blue Damson’ plum trees! These dark purple-black plums have a sweet tart flavor, delicious for jams and jellies. They have a higher sugar content that also makes it possible to sun-dry the fruit. These plum trees grow best in a fertile, well-drained soil and typically grow 15 to 20 feet tall with a somewhat wider spread. ‘Blue Damson’ plum trees are self-fruitful but will produce more fruit when planted with another.

  • Non-GMO
  • No pollinator required
  • Delicious for sundried fruit

Plant Details +

Botanical Prunus institia 'Blue Damson'
Common Name Plum 'Blue Damson'
Height 15-20' or as pruned
Spacing 15-20'
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Blue-Black
Harvest Early September

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water regularly as needed.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the tree in place so the crown (part of the tree where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Careful, early training, annual pruning and shaping are required to insure healthy and productive trees. Prune to avoid formation of V-notches. Once mature, trees will require little pruning.