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Plum Tree Opal in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Prunus Domestica 'Opal'

 

Plum Tree 'Opal'

Prunus Domestica - Plum Tree - is a deciduous fruiting tree that can be fan-trained (approx. 2m.x3m), bush-trained (approx, 4m. high) half-standard (up to 6m. high) or standard (up to 8m. high). Some varieties are self-fertile (ie do not need a pollinator) and some require a second variety tree as a pollinator. The white flowers appear in Spring, and the fruit, which have a single stone, ripen in late Summer. Plum 'Opal' bears a good crop of small, yellow skinned dessert fruits with an attractive red flush in mid Summer. The golden, well-flavoured flesh is easily separated from the stone. It is self-fertile - which means it doesn't require a pollinating partner - but the crop would benefit from having a pollinating partner (another plum variety that flowers at the same time).

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plant Features
  • Plum Tree Opal likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Plum Tree Opal likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Plum Tree Opal is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Plum Tree Opal likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Plum Tree 'Opal'

Latin name

Prunus Domestica 'Opal'

type

Fruiting tree

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Plum Tree Opal likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Plum Tree Opal is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Plum Tree Opal likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Plum Tree Opal likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Plum Tree Opal is 5.00meters x 6.00meters 5.00 M 6.00 M

Prunus Domestica 'Opal'

Prunus Domestica - Plum Tree - is a deciduous fruiting tree that can be fan-trained (approx. 2m.x3m), bush-trained (approx, 4m. high) half-standard (up to 6m. high) or standard (up to 8m. high). Some varieties are self-fertile (ie do not need a pollinator) and some require a second variety tree as a pollinator. The white flowers appear in Spring, and the fruit, which have a single stone, ripen in late Summer. Plum 'Opal' bears a good crop of small, yellow skinned dessert fruits with an attractive red flush in mid Summer. The golden, well-flavoured flesh is easily separated from the stone. It is self-fertile - which means it doesn't require a pollinating partner - but the crop would benefit from having a pollinating partner (another plum variety that flowers at the same time).


Flowering

From Late Winter TO Mid Spring

Although plum trees are frost hardy, the flowers - essential for fruiting - are very susceptible to frost. If frost is threatened during the flowering period, protect the flowers with horticultural fleece.

 

Planting

From Late Autumn TO Mid Winter

Plant plum trees in the dormant season, in a sheltered position where the tree will get plenty of sunshine. Dig a large hole, and put a good amount of organic material in the bottom of the hole to help with drainage.

 
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