A picture of a Plum 'Lamoon'

Plum 'Lamoon'

Prunus domestica 'Lamoon'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

7m

3m

Min

5m

3 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Trees blossom during early August and plums are harvested in mid January.

Plum 'Lamoon' Overview

Plums are medium sized deciduous trees. For best results always ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety, rootstock and cross pollinators. Lamoon needs cross pollination, select from the following: Laetitia, Songold, Ruby Star, Red Diamond, Ruby Crunch, Sun Supreme. Lamoon plums are large and sweet, with a greenish yellow skin and yellow flesh. This cultivar was bred by Ben Dor in Isreal.

Common problems with Plum 'Lamoon'

Slugs and snails love new growth. Weevils or snout beetles will nibble little holes in the leaves and can also damage fruit - specially when the fruit is still young.

Plum 'Lamoon' Companion Plants

How to propagate Plum 'Lamoon'

Seed

Seed need a cold period, but the new seedling will not bare the same fruit as the parent.

Cuttings

Commercially the variety is budded or grafted on a strong root stock, like Marianna

Special features of Plum 'Lamoon'

Hedge plant

Plum trees need to be pruned thus they can be espaliered into a variety of shapes or even hedges.

Other uses of Plum 'Lamoon'

Edible

Fruit is used fresh, juiced and preserved. Plums can also be used in cooking and baking. Plum blossom make an excellent tea.