Damson

Prunus domestica ssp. insititia

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Prunus domestica subsp. insititia is also commonly known by the names Damson or Damson Plum. It is a deciduous, twiggy, sometimes spiny tree in the rose family, Rosaceae. Flowers are attractive, coloured white and these appear from early spring, leading onto rounded yellow, red, green or purple fruits. This plant is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Planning

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Compost, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

White