Prunus insititia 'Prune Damson' (C)
damson 'Prune Damson'
'Prune Damson' is a vigorous, but neat growing, cultivar that has larger fruits than 'Farleigh Damson'. A regular and good cropper with a picking time of late August. A late flowering cultivar in pollination group 5, so should escape spring frosts. Self-fertile
SynonymsPrunus insititia 'Shropshire Damson'
Prunus insititia 'Shropshire Prune'
see morePrunus domestica 'Shropshire Prune'
Prunus domestica 'Shropshire Damson'
Ultimate height2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in a moist, but well-drained soil in full sun. Keep a weed-free area of at least 60cm radius around trunk. Thin fruit if necessary. Irrigate in dry periods
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wall side borders
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