Damson 'Shropshire Damson'

Damson - Damson  'Shropshire Damson'

Common Name: Damson
Genus: Damson
Cultivar: 'Shropshire Damson'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 4.00 m (400 cm)

Flowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained


Damsons are a great fruit to grow if you are a novice gardener as they are hardier than its closest relative the plum and will cope with a wide range of soils. Native to the West Midlands this small compact tree was originally found in the local hedgerows. It is a self-fertile variety with medium sized fruits that can be cooked or baked and used in a variety of tasty recipes.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker.

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