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Plums, Gages & Damson Trees
ROOTSTOCKS Trees are supplied on rootstocks best suited to the form and variety of tree offered and able to thrive in a wide range of soil and weather conditions. Plums are normally supplied on St. Julien A, which is particulary good if conditions are less than ideal, or on Pixy, which is a more dwarfing stock. The rootstock will be marked on the plant label.
POLLINATION Many plums do not require pollinators, those which do not are indicated in the plant description. To select a pollinator choose another variety of plum in the same group, previous group or following group (a table showing this is in our Plum Pollination Guide).
PLANTING DISTANCE Bushes 12-15ft (3.7-4.6m) apart. Half standards 15-18ft (4.6-5.5m) apart. Full standard 25-30ft (7.6-9.1m) apart. For Pixy rootstock the planting distance can be reduced by 4ft (1.2m).
HALF STANDARD, BUSH, FULL STANDARD and MINARETTES Available for collection from the Garden Centre.
MAIDEN TREES These are young trees suitable for growing into bush, half standard and fan-trained forms.
FAN AND ESPALIER TREES For best results we recommend buying maidens and training them.
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