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Damson Plum Tree Overview
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Damson Plum Tree

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Popular Time-Tested Variety

Damson Plum is a hardy, fruit-bearing tree.  Choose a place for one in your yard where you have a lot of sun (although they will tolerate a little shade).  You’ll want a spot where you can easily view them throughout the season—you won’t want to miss watching your tasty plums ripen!

Your Damson Plum is one of the most popular older varieties in America today.  White blooms sprinkle amid its branches in spring, a gentle welcome to the new season.  It’s not long before those dainty blooms transition into the tiny fruit that slowly ripens through the warm, summer months. 

By late August you’ll be astonished at how fully laden your tree is with its bounty.  The small oval plums it produces have a delightfully purple skin and delectable, yellow flesh.  The flavor is spicy-tart and much prized for canning, wine and preserves.  You’ll also find it to be delicious right off the tree, still warm from the sun’s rays.

Damson Plum will grow up to 20 feet in height with an equal spread.  It has an oval shape at maturity and is a relatively hardy fruit tree.  Damson is adaptable to a variety of soils and can tolerate some cold.  It’s mostly self-fertile (although it will perform better with a pollinator).  

It’s always fun to have a plum in the yard, and Damson is a great variety.  Its late harvest of spicy-sweet fruit is sure to bring a smile to your face, especially as Damson is heavy-bearing and requires little care.  Try one this summer, with or without a pollinator, and you’ll see why so many consider Damson a “plum pick” among plum tree varieties.

* Superior fruit
* Hardy
* Mostly self-fertile
* Adaptable to a variety of soils
* Some shade tolerance
* Cold hardy

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Damson Plum Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Prunus 'Blue Damson'
Mature Height Semi-Dwarf: 15 - 20 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years