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Prunus domestica Opal | Plum ‘Opal’ - 100-120cm, 7lt

Prunus domestica Opal | Plum ‘Opal’ - 100-120cm, 7lt

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Prunus domestica ‘Opal’ is a vigorous, compact, deciduous, fruiting tree with spreading habit, lush, glossy, green foliage and small, white flowers blooming in early spring. It’s a cross between gage and plum and produces heavy crops of delicious, large, sweet and juicy, green to yellow fruits ready for harvesting in late summer. Prunus domestica ‘Opal’ will grow well in most soil types, but prefers moderately fertile, neutral, sandy or loamy, consistently moist, well-drained soils. It thrives in full sun. It is resistant to frost, but need to be protected from harsh winter winds. Late spring frosts may damage the flower buds. It is self-fertile but for good crops it needs a pollinating partner nearby. It may require some pruning and fruit thinning. Plum ‘Opal’ is a tough and relatively undemanding plant grown primarily for its delicious fruits, but also has some ornamental value. Plums can be eaten fresh, used for making jams and preserves, as well as plum brandy.
  • Common Name

    Plum ‘Opal’

  • Family

    Rosaceae

  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size

    7

  • Height (cm)

    100-120cm

  • Native To

    garden origin, Sweden

  • Flower

    small, white flowers

  • Foliage

    lush, glossy, green foliage

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

2.5–4m

Mature Width

2.5–4m

Shape / habit

bushy

Preferred Location

Orientation

South–facing or West–facing

Soil Type

neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period

Flower

spring

Foliage

spring, summer, autumn

Fruit

summer

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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