Pleached Victoria Plum Tree Prunus Domestica Victoria
This image displays plant 3.6 m tall.
Height Excluding Pot:
Plant shape: Frame 1.8 m High x 1.8 m Wide
Trunk height: 1.8 cm
Trunk girth: 12-14 cm
Rootball - supplied without a pot
Plant ID: 10014 42
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Victoria Plum (Prunus Domestica) is one of the most popular plum trees in the UK. It’s a reliable fruiter that self pollinates so you don’t need a second variety. It’s been grown successfully here since 1847 and holds both the RHS Award of Garden Merit and the Perfect for Pollinators title.
In spring the pleached branches are covered in tiny sweet-scented white blossom that’s attractive to beneficial pollinators. Small dark leaves follow the blossom and during summer plums begin to appear. These are green to start, eventually ripening to purple in late summer and early autumn.
Victoria Plum is a reliable and useful tree that becomes more useable when it’s pleached. Pleached trees have been used for hundreds of years but they retain a comtemporary, architectural look perfect for modern gardens. Because of their economical, pleached form they can suit smaller spaces that need privacy but compact root spread and reduced crown size mean they take up less lateral space.
Our large pleached plum trees are trained on frames and trimmed to create a rectangle that will mature into a square cube to block out neighbours. Clean bare trunks leave space and let light through.
How Hardy Is Pleached Plum Tree Pleached Prunus Domestica Victoria is tried and tested. It survives sub-zero temperatures if its roots are well-drained.
How To Use Pleached Plum Tree Pleached Prunus Domestica Victoria is an excellent fruiting plum tree that provides a self-fertilised harvest each year. The green plums are good for jams and the purple plums can be eaten straight from the tree.
Fruit trees in pleached form make smart natural screens that don’t overpower a smaller space. Plant them along a fence line to block out overlooking windows, or along a pathway to create a focal point. They can be used singly to block out an unsightly feature too.
How To Care For Pleached Plum Tree We supply large instant impact pleached plum trees that are trimmed and trained into a rectangle-shaped crown. They need regular yearly trims to maintain their pleached crowns. Pruning keeps the shape and boosts fruiting. It’s best to prune Victoria Plum trees in June and thin out plums at the same time to provide quality fruits over quantity. Victoria Plum likes full sun in a sheltered position with a south or west-facing aspect, in well-drained clay, loam or sandy soil. Water well until established because newly planted trees need plenty of water to settle their roots.