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Damson 'Merryweather' | Prunus insititia - 150-160cm - 12lt

Damson 'Merryweather' | Prunus insititia - 150-160cm - 12lt

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Prunus insititia 'Merryweather Damson' is a vigorous, compact, spreading, deciduous damson tree with simple, green leaves, white spring flowers, and heavy crops of very large, blue-black fruits with juicy, acidic flavour, ripe in late summer. The fruits can be eaten fresh but are mostly used for culinary purposes, ideal for making jams and preserves. Attractive to birds and butterflies. Prunus insititia 'Merryweather Damson' grows best in neutral, moderately fertile, loamy, moist, well-drained soil in full sun. It needs some irrigation in dry periods. It can withstand cold and wet conditions and is very resistant to silver leaf disease. Low maintenance and easy to grow. Regular pruning required according to tree form. A self-fertile plant but for best crop it needs other pollinating varieties nearby. 'Merryweather Damson' is a traditional English damson and one of the most popular damson varieties. Apart from having tasty, juicy fruits, it can be good as a specimen tree in informal and cottage gardens.
  • Common Name

    Damson 'Merryweather Damson'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    white spring flowers

  • Foliage

    simple, green leaves

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, spreading

Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

neutral soil, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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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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