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Damson Tree

Damson Tree (4-5ft)

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Damson Tree - Description

  • Bare Root Damson Tree
  • Damson Plum
  • Prunus Domestica
  • Type: Culinary Damson
  • Rootstock: Colt (Semi-Vigorous)
  • Form: Bare Root Plant
  • Plant Size
    • Height: 4-5ft (125 - 150cm)
    • Girth: 10cm
  • Spacing Distance: 6 Metres Apart
  • Discounts on 5+ Damson Trees

Delivery - Important Note - Please Read

  • We can only deliver orders of this product by Fastway couriers
  • Please do not choose DPD as your courier for orders containing this item

Damson Tree - Characteristics

  • Final Height: 5 metres
  • Can be trained to form a 'V' shaped, open canopy
  • Alternatively, if left to grow, damson trees will form a natural 'standard' habit
  • Self fertile, meaning these plants will pollinate themselves
  • Small, firm plum like fruits, oval or oblong in shape
  • Skin Colour: Dark Blues
  • Flavour: Dry, Sour taste
  • Flesh Colour: Cream
  • Growth Rate: Fast growing & with big yields
  • Flowering: Spring flowering
  • Harvest: September
  • Very hardy tree

Colt Rootstock - Advantages

  • Growth Rate: Semi-vigorous
  • Growth Habit / Training: Bush, half standard, fans
  • Suitable spacing: 6m
  • For larger gardens
  • Soil: Happy in most soil types
  • Fruiting starts after 3 - 4 years
  • Colt rootstock encourages better fruiting & more yields

Damsons - Uses

  • Can be eaten directly off the tree if allowed to ripen
  • Damsons can be dried to make prunes
  • Mostly damsons are used in jams
  • Or make damson gin or brandy
  • Damsons are packed full of nutrition

Damson Tree - Planting Instructions

Planting Time

  • Plant as soon as possible
  • Bare root planting season is October to March
  • Do not plant in frozen ground

Positioning Trees

  • Damsons like a warm spot that is sheltered from the wind
  • Either a south or west facing site is most ideal
  • Avoid shaded, exposed areas & frost pockets
  • Prepare planting hole adding farm yard manure
  • Spread roots and ensure plant's root ball is at the right depth
  • Because damsons are prolific fruiters, you should only require one or 2 trees

After Care

  • Water bare roots before planting - soak for 10 minutes
  • Water again after planting
  • If dry weather persists, water every 2 days
  • Weeding is also essential, especially bind weed which can quickly smoother a young tree
  • After 2 years, check the tree stakes to ensure they are not too tight around the tree
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Brilliant service. It arrived in perfect condition. I planted it and it is growing v well. The tree was sturdier and taller than I expected on arrival. I would definitely recommend this company.
I could not believe how quickly the order arrived, well packed and ready to plant.
The rootstock is not 'M9' but 'Colt' which usually has a final height of 3.5m - 5m. Gardenshop are probably updating the info but I thought it would be useful place the comment here until it is changed.

Note: We don't ship plants on Fridays due to the extended period they would remain without light & water

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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

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  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

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  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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