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Damson Prunus domestica subsp. insititia 'Shropshire Prune'

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PROO-nus doh-MESS-tik-a
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Damson plum tree is a variety of European plum. It is self-fertile which does not require another tree for pollination, yet planting two different cultivars is recommended. It is cold hardy and resistant diseases. The mature size of the tree depends on the version you choose, standard or dwarf. Needs little maintenance. Chilling requirement of about 800 hours.

Site: Can tolerate many types of soils.

Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate with 13-24'' per year.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#deciduous#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    domestica subsp. insititia
    Family:
    Roseaceae
    Edibility:
    The small to medium sized fruit has blue skin and yellow flesh. It is said the flesh has an astringent taste which makes it more suitable to make jams, canning or preserving. Ripens from August to early September.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Oval
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    The small to medium sized fruit has blue skin and yellow flesh. Ripens from August to early September.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    The white, clustered flowers bloom in April.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The green elliptic leaves have fine tooth on the margin.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Stems, leaves, seeds contain cyanide, particularly toxic in the process of wilting: brick red mucous membranes, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, panting, shock.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Cyanogenic glycosides
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Leaves
    Seeds
    Stems