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Damson

Prunus domestica ssp. insititia

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

5m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Damson
A photo of Damson
Damson plum fruit
Plum flowers
Mirabellenbaumhoch

Overview

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!

Common problems

Propagation

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings.

Seed

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies