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Prunus Domestica Early Laxton Prunus Domestica Early Laxton or the Early Laxton Plum Tree, is an excellent early-season plum which has long been a favourite of UK gardeners. A cross between Catalonia and Rivers Early Prolific, it was introduced in 1902 by Laxton Brothers of Bedfordshire. The Early Laxton Plum Tree will be one of the first deciduous trees to blossom in spring, with its white flowers appearing in late March, providing an early nectar source for the bees that are required for pollination. The medium-sized, sweet fruits will ripen in mid July to early August, turning shades of yellow and red when they are ready to pick. These freestone plums are excellent for fresh eating and cooking.
Height and Spread of Prunus Domestica Early Laxton Prunus Domestica Early Laxton will grow to a mature height of 4-6 metres in 10 years.
How Hardy Is Prunus Domestica Early Laxton Prunus Domestica Early Laxton is hardy in most parts of the UK.
How to Use Prunus Domestica Early Laxton Plant Prunus Domestica Early Laxton where you can appreciate its early season blossoms. A single tree would make an excellent addition to a wildlife or woodland garden, or be used as a focal point in a small to medium-sized lawn. In an informal country garden, the flowers and fruit of Prunus Domestica Early Laxton will be equally welcome!
How to Care for Prunus Domestica Early Laxton Plant Prunus Domestica Early Laxton ideally in full sun in a sheltered position with a south or west-facing aspect, in moist but well-drained soil with an acid to neutral pH. It is very important to provide shelter from late frosts for this early-blooming plum tree. The Early Laxton Plum Tree is not fully self-fertile and will produce a much larger crop with a pollinating partner such as Victoria Plum or Opal Plum. Plant trees 4 metres apart. Sensitive to aerosol salt, it should be planted away from sea winds in coastal regions. Avoid planting in inner city gardens, as plum trees are sensitive to pollution. Protect young trees from deer in country gardens. As with all fruit trees, an annual pruning in summer should be undertaken to ensure an open, airy crown with good air circulation for a healthy crop of plums.
Prunus Domestica Early Laxton is an excellent plum tree for the UK home gardener; hardy and early-blooming and fruiting, this early fruiting tree will provide a reliable crop of sweet plums every year!